APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites store their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each and every page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're numerous websites which present the same content on a lot of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for such Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this lower the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the hosting solution that you select when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your websites as it'll begin caching their program code. In case you would like to run websites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the package you choose. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use different releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.