APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database that 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's delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each and every page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there're a lot of Internet sites which have the same content on many of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for such sites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any Internet site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we provide as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each site can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for certain sites. 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'll be able to select what version will be used for this specific website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you could use some other kind of web accelerator.