APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are numerous Internet sites that have the same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is very useful for this type of sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is available with every single shared web hosting solution that we offer and you can enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you'll experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we offer several versions of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our advanced cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any prior experience, you could use it to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.