APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are numerous sites that offer the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is very useful for this kind of websites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the web hosting solution that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your sites since it will start caching their code. If you want to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could use it regardless of the plan you choose. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just 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 at once, you will be able to modify the software environment for each and every Internet site which you host in the account if necessary. 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 Internet 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 could run different scripts and use different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.