APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there are various Internet sites which have the very same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of websites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared web hosting plan that we provide because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. You can also decide if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server packages since it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you wish to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a few minutes. As you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected websites, our state-of-the-art platform will allow you to personalize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run sites with various requirements from the exact same account.