APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are numerous Internet sites which have the very same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for such sites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the web hosting package that you select when you register. The module can be activated from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your websites as it will start caching their program code. If you need to run sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use APC for every single script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for certain sites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to select what release will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of another type of web accelerator.