APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each and every page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there are various Internet sites that offer the same content on many of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for this kind of sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you select when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your websites as it'll begin caching their program code. In case you would like to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for certain sites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to choose what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the 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 employ another kind of web accelerator.