APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each and every page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there're various Internet sites which have the exact same content on a number of of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with each and every website hosting plan that we offer as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on our platform. In addition, you can decide if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.