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 in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each and every page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are many sites which feature the exact same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for such Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached pages, 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 increase the speed of any site a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with any of the cloud web hosting plans that we provide since it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it will begin caching the code of your applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each website can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in 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 and every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for particular websites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can pick what version will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you could take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could use another type of web accelerator.