APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP sites store their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for every single page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there are a lot of websites which have the very same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is really useful for this kind of sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you choose when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites since it will begin caching their program code. In case you would like to run websites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

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