APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are numerous websites that present the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for this kind of Internet sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the website hosting plans that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each website can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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