APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that has to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for every single page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there're numerous websites that offer the exact same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is really useful for such Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with each website hosting plan that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is quite flexible, you'll be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to choose if all websites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish 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 Servers
APC is set up on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could employ it whatever the plan you select. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to employ several releases of PHP simultaneously, you could modify the software environment for every single site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific website will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.