APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP sites save their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content material, there are numerous Internet sites that offer the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is really useful for this kind of websites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your sites because it will start caching their program code. If you wish to run Internet sites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you'd like to use this module, you can activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational within a couple of minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected websites, our advanced platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based website can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you could run sites with different requirements in the very same account.