APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which has to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are numerous websites which have the same content on a lot of of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is very useful for this kind of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud web hosting package that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your sites as it'll begin caching their code. In case you need to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server packages since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you would like to use this module, you will be able to activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a few minutes. As you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our advanced platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run websites with various requirements in the very same account.