APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each and every page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there're a lot of sites which present the very same content on a lot of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is really useful for such Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the web hosting
package that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it'll start caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting
packages since it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. If you wish to use this module, you can activate it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a few minutes. Since you may need to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our state-of-the-art platform will enable you to personalize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal™
-based Internet site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you'll be able to run websites with various requirements inside the exact same account.