APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are various Internet sites that feature the exact same content on a lot of of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for this kind of sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer since it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you can run websites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for one version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all Internet sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You’ll be able to use APC for each script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for specific sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can choose what release will be used for this specific site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you could take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you could use another type of web accelerator.