APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are many sites that present the exact same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is very useful for this type of websites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any Internet site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the website hosting package that you choose when you sign up. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your Internet sites as it'll begin caching their code. In case you want to run websites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for every 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 generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for particular Internet sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can choose what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you could take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of another type of web accelerator.