APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which needs to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each and every page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there're many sites that present the very same content on a number of of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is provided with each shared website hosting solution that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer several versions of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you can use it to boost your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to 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 different from the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.