APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be shown 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 server for every single page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there're numerous Internet sites which feature the exact same content on a lot of of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is very useful for such websites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can use APC with every single hosting package that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. You can also decide if all Internet sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module just for particular Internet sites. This is possible on account of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it at the same time, 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 website and whether APC has 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'll be able to take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may use another kind of web accelerator.