APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites save their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for sites with constantly changing content material, there're many Internet sites which offer the very same content on a number of of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this type of sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the website hosting package that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites because it'll start caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use APC for every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated server as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module just for particular sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to pick what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you can use a different type of web accelerator.