APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are a lot of websites which present the exact same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of websites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your web applications regardless of the shared hosting plan that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites since it'll start caching their code. In case you need to run websites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific Internet site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for certain Internet sites. This is possible on account of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple versions of PHP run on it concurrently, 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. Using such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you could take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you may employ a different kind of web accelerator.