APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there're many Internet sites which offer the very same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the cloud hosting solution that you pick when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll boost your sites as it will start caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module just for specific sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to choose what release will be used for this specific site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you could take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of some other type of web accelerator.