APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there are a lot of Internet sites which present the very same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is very useful for this type of Internet sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your websites since it'll start caching their code. If you need to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to use APC for every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for certain sites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can select what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can employ some other kind of web accelerator.