APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for every single page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there're many Internet sites which have the very same content on a number of of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for such Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any Internet site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the cloud website hosting solution that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll speed up your websites because it'll begin caching their code. If you want to run websites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to use APC for every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for specific sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to choose what release will be used for this particular site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of some other kind of web accelerator.