APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there're numerous Internet sites which offer the very same content on a lot of of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is really useful for this kind of Internet sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can use APC with every single web hosting package that we provide as it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all websites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the plan you get. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each website you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.