APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which has to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there are many websites which offer the exact same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this type of websites as it caches the previously 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. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specified Internet sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you'll be able to use it in order to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.