APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites store their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're numerous websites that have the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for this type of sites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is available with each web hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you will experience the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we offer several versions of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated server because 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 one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for certain sites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can pick what version will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may employ a different type of web accelerator.