APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there're various websites which present the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is quite useful for this type of websites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is provided with every single shared hosting solution that we offer and you could activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll be able to take advantage of the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we offer different releases of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our high tech cloud hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you can use it to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.