APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that has to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each and every page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are many sites which present the same content on many of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this kind of websites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website 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 website hosting package that you pick when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites as it'll start caching their code. In case you want to run sites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for certain websites. This is possible on account of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple 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 pick what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you could take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may employ some other kind of web accelerator.