APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that has to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each and every page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there are various sites which have the exact same content on many of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for such websites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared hosting solution that you choose when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your websites because it will begin caching their code. If you want to run websites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for particular websites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to select what release will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can use a different type of web accelerator.