APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which needs to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are many websites that feature the very same content on many of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this kind of sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud web hosting package that we offer since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you can run websites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. You can also choose if all sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for specific websites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can pick what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you'll be able to take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of some other type of web accelerator.