APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each and every page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're numerous sites which present the same content on many of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is very useful for this kind of websites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the web hosting plan that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites since it'll start caching their program code. If you want to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for every single script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for particular websites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to pick what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of some other type of web accelerator.