APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are various sites which have the very same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this kind of websites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you'll be able to run sites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. You may also choose if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty via 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 is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for specific Internet sites. This is possible because 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'll be able to select what version will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your 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 can employ some other type of web accelerator.