APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're various websites which have the same content on many of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for this kind of websites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only minimize the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will start caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each website can use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific Internet sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server packages as it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you want to use this module, you will be able to enable it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. Since you may need to use some other web accelerators for selected websites, our advanced platform will permit you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run sites with different requirements in the exact same account.