APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which needs to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there're many Internet sites which have the exact same content on a lot of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this kind of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is provided with every single website hosting solution that we offer and you can activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your applications. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we offer different releases of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform is very adaptable, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter 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 Servers

You can use APC for every script application that runs 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 requires a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module just for specific Internet sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will 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 enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you could take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of another kind of web accelerator.