APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content inside 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 website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're many sites that present the exact same content on a lot of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for this kind of sites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the cloud web hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it'll start caching their program 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 will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for certain websites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can select what release will be used for this specific website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you'll be able to take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may use some other kind of web accelerator.