APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are a lot of Internet sites which feature the same content on a lot of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is really useful for this kind of websites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any Internet site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the web hosting plan that you select when you register. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your websites as it'll start caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining 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 Servers
You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you can use it in order to boost your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.