APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're numerous websites that feature the exact same content on a number of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is extremely useful for such Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the web hosting packages that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each site will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for particular Internet sites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to pick what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could use some other type of web accelerator.