APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that should be displayed is gathered 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 web server for each page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are many websites that offer the exact same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You will be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the code of your applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each site will use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you could use it in order to boost your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.