APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. These actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each and every page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of sites that offer the exact same content on a number of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is really useful for this type of Internet sites because it caches the already 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 lower the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the cloud web hosting plans that we provide since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you can activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for particular sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you want to use this module, you can enable it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our outstanding platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you could run websites with various requirements from the same account.