APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are numerous Internet sites that offer the same content on many of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for this kind of sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can employ APC for your web applications with any of the cloud website hosting
plans that we offer because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each website will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific Internet sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting
packages and activating the framework is performed with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you will be able to use it in order to speed up your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.