APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're many Internet sites which have the exact same content on a number of of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for such websites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is provided with each web hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we offer different versions of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our high tech cloud hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for particular websites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can pick what release will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of another kind of web accelerator.