APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are various sites that have the exact same content on many of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this kind of sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared web hosting
package that we provide because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with 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 decide if all sites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the package you select. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different releases of PHP at once, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this website will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.