APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there are numerous sites that offer the very same content on many of their pages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for such sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any Internet site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared website hosting plan that we offer because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. In addition, you can select if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the package you select. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to use several releases of PHP concurrently, you will be able to customize the software environment for each Internet site that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and employ various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.