APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that has to be shown is retrieved 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 server for each and every page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are various websites which offer the same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this type of sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the web hosting solution that you pick when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your Internet sites as it'll begin caching their program code. If you need to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
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 created, so you'll be able to employ it irrespective of the package you choose. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use several releases of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet 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 permit you to set what version of PHP this site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and use various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.