APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there're many Internet sites which present the same content on a number of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for this kind of sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can use APC with each web hosting package that we offer because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. You can also decide if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether 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 wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed 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 web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it regardless of the plan you pick. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to employ several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single Internet site that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.