APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which has 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 require reading and writing on the server for every single page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're many sites which feature the same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is really useful for such sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared hosting
package that we provide since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. You may also choose if all websites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it whatever the plan you get. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use different releases of PHP at the same time, you could customize the software environment for every single website that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this particular website will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.