APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are a lot of Internet sites that feature the exact same content on many of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for such sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer since it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to use 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 won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use different versions of PHP concurrently, you will be able to customize the software environment for each and every website which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this Internet site will use and whether APC has to 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 different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.