APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there are various sites which present the very same content on a number of of their webpages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is very 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 have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared hosting package that we provide as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting packages as it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you wish to use this module, you can enable it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a few minutes. As you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected websites, our cutting-edge platform will permit you to personalize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements from the same account.