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 within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that needs to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're numerous websites which offer the very same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is very useful for this type of sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can run websites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on our platform. You may also choose if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans because it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you'd like to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you could run websites with different requirements from the exact same account.