APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're a lot of sites which have the same content on many of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is very useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications whatever the shared web hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it will start caching their code. In case you wish to run websites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will 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 made. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for specific sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can select what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can employ another kind of web accelerator.