APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites store their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for every single page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are a lot of sites that present the very same content on many of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is very useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is provided with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer and you could enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we provide different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use APC for every single script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for particular sites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to select what version will be used for this specific website and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you'll be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could use a different type of web accelerator.