APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each and every page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there're numerous sites that feature the very same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for such websites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any website many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with each website hosting plan that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. You may also decide if all Internet sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done without difficulty via 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 created, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the plan you pick. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each website that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this specific website will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.