APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which needs to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are many Internet sites which present the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is really useful for such websites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared web hosting solution that you select when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites since it'll begin caching their code. In case you wish to run Internet sites with different 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 in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the other sites 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 will be able to use APC for every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for specific sites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to choose what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you'll be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you may use some other kind of web accelerator.