APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there are a lot of sites that offer the same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this kind of websites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every web hosting package that we provide because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can run websites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You’ll be able to use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for specific Internet sites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can pick what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may employ another type of web accelerator.