APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're numerous websites which have the exact same content on many of their pages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for such websites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only decrease the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every web hosting plan that we offer because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. You may also choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites 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 several of your websites. These customizations are done without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC for each script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for particular websites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to select what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you could take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of some other type of web accelerator.