APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there're a lot of Internet sites that present the very same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this kind of websites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications whatever the cloud hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll speed up your websites since it will begin caching their program code. In case you wish to run websites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server solutions since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you'd like to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected sites, our state-of-the-art platform will allow you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you'll be able to run Internet sites with different requirements from the very same account.