APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites store their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that needs to be viewed 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 include reading and writing on the web server for each and every page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there are many Internet sites which offer the same content on a lot of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for such sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You can use APC with each shared web hosting plan that we provide since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is extremely flexible, you can run sites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for one version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on our platform. You can also decide if all websites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you could use it to quicken your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.