APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with constantly changing content material, there're various sites that have the very same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this kind of websites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites since it will begin caching their code. If you need to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for each script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for certain sites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to pick 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 standard ones for the account, so you could take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may use another kind of web accelerator.