APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which needs to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are a lot of Internet sites which have the exact same content on a lot of of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is extremely useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you pick when you join us. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites as it'll begin caching their program code. In case you need to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it irrespective of the plan you pick. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to use several releases of PHP at once, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single website that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this specific website will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.