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 in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're numerous websites which feature the very same content on many of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is very useful for such websites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications whatever the hosting plan that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your sites since it will start caching their code. If you need to run Internet sites 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 inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC for each script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated server since 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 could use the module just for particular Internet sites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to choose what version will be used for this particular 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 the account, so you'll be able to take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of some other kind of web accelerator.