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 inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there're a lot of websites which have the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is really useful for such websites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only lower the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud web hosting package that we offer as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on the platform. You may also select if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for every single script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for specific websites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to pick what release will be used for this particular site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could use a different type of web accelerator.