APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which needs to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there are many sites that offer the exact same content on a lot of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this kind of sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud web hosting plan that we provide as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you can run websites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. It's also possible to choose if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you could use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.