APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for every single page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there're a lot of websites which feature the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for such websites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the website hosting solution that you select when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites because it will start caching their code. In case you need to run sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for each script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for specific sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can select what release will be used for this specific website and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the ones for your account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you may use a different type of web accelerator.