APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for every single page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there're numerous Internet sites which present the very same content on many of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is quite useful for this type of sites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the cloud web hosting plans that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each website can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for each and every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module just for certain Internet sites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to choose what release will be used for this particular site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you could take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could employ a different type of web accelerator.