APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that has to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there are numerous Internet sites that have the very same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for such sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each shared website hosting package that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. It's also possible to select if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module just for specific websites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can select what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC has 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'll be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you could use some other kind of web accelerator.