APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are many websites which present the same content on many of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is quite useful for this kind of sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each shared hosting package that we offer because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. You may also select if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed 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 amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could use it irrespective of the package you choose. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each website you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.