APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're many sites which present the exact same content on a number of of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is quite useful for such Internet sites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is provided with each shared web hosting plan that we offer and you could enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we offer different releases of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could employ it irrespective of the plan you choose. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single website you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.