APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are a lot of Internet sites that present the very same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is very useful for such Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the cloud web hosting
packages that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific Internet sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting
solutions since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our advanced platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal™
-based website can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you could run websites with various requirements in the exact same account.