APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which needs to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there're various sites that feature the very same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is extremely useful for such Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the shared hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your sites since it will start caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for each and every 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 entire account requires one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for particular sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can select what version will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that 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 can take advantage of some other type of web accelerator.