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 inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be shown is retrieved 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 hosting server for each page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are various Internet sites that have the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is very useful for such Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you choose when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your websites because it will begin caching their code. If you need to run Internet sites 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 inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server plans because it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you would like to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational in a couple of minutes. Since you may need to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will allow you to personalize 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 instance, a Drupal-based website can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you will be able to run websites with different requirements in the same account.