APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're various websites which feature the very same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this type of Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud hosting solution that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites because it'll start caching their program code. If you would like to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC for every single script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated server as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for particular sites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site 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 permits you to use settings that are different from the ones for your account, so you could take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may use some other type of web accelerator.