APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are a lot of websites that present the same content on a lot of of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is quite useful for this type 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. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll boost your websites because it'll start caching their code. If you would like to run sites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the package you select. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ several releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to modify the software environment for each website you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this specific site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.