APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which has to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are many websites which offer the exact same content on many of their pages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this kind of Internet 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 decrease the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
You can use APC with each and every hosting plan that we provide because it's 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 platform is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. It's also possible to select if all websites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could use it whatever the package you choose. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to employ different versions of PHP concurrently, you could customize the software environment for each and every website which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this 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 can run various scripts and employ various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.