APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which should be displayed 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 require reading and writing on the web server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there're many sites that present the same content on many of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for this kind of websites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only minimize the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting plan that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all websites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for each script application that 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 account requires one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for particular sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases 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 select what version will be used for this specific website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you could take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you may employ another type of web accelerator.