APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which needs to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there are numerous Internet sites which offer the very same content on a lot of of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is very useful for such sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting package that we provide as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you can run sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. It's also possible to select if all websites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for every single script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for specific sites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can pick what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may employ a different type of web accelerator.