APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites save their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are a lot of sites that have the same content on a lot of of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is available with each web hosting plan that we offer and you could enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we provide several versions of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for certain websites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can choose what release will be used for this particular website and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could use another type of web accelerator.