APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which needs to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for every single page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there are many Internet sites that feature the same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for this type of sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is available with every single shared website hosting solution that we offer and you can enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you'll notice the quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP in the same account. Our high tech cloud hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use a different web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.
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 made, so you'll be able to employ it irrespective of the package you select. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.