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 in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each and every page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of Internet sites that present the same content on a lot of of their pages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is really useful for this kind of websites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared website hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will boost your Internet sites as it will start caching their code. In case you wish to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for each script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for particular Internet sites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to pick what release will be used for this specific website and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you can take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you can employ some other type of web accelerator.