APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are various Internet sites that offer the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for this kind of sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the cloud hosting plans that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each website will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server plans because it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you'd like to use this module, you can activate it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational in a few minutes. Since you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected websites, our advanced platform will permit you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run sites with various requirements in the same account.