APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for every single page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of Internet sites which feature the very same content on many of their webpages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for such sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with each website hosting plan that we provide as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you can run websites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. You may also choose if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are done effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC for each and every script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for particular Internet sites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can pick what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can use another kind of web accelerator.