APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that should be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are various websites that have the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for such sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud web hosting solution that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will boost your sites since it'll begin caching their code. In case you would like to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for particular websites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can choose what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the ones for your account, so you could take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could employ some other type of web accelerator.