APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites save their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that needs to 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 which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there are numerous Internet sites that have the same content on a number of of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this type of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the cloud website hosting packages that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each website can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use APC for every single 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 account takes a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for particular sites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to choose what version will be used for this specific website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another kind of web accelerator.