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 inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are various websites which have the very same content on a lot of of their pages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for such sites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only minimize the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the cloud hosting solution that you choose when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will boost your Internet sites as it will begin caching their program code. In case you need to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you can 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 website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each 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 enable you to set what version of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.