APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are many websites that offer the very same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is really useful for such websites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the web hosting solution that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites because it will begin caching their program code. If you want to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

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'll be able to employ it regardless of the package you get. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to work with several versions of PHP at the same time, you could modify the software environment for each and every site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this site will use and whether APC needs to 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 take advantage of various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.