APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each and every page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are various sites that feature the exact same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is very useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only lower the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each Internet site can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specified Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans because it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you would like to use this module, you will be able to activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a few minutes. Since you may need to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our outstanding platform will enable you to personalize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you could run websites with different requirements inside the very same account.