APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Find out what APC (PHP Opcode Cache) is and how it can impact the PHP performance inside your website hosting account.
APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each and every page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are numerous sites which feature the very same content on a lot of of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of sites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared website hosting
plan that we provide as it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run websites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. In addition, you can decide if all Internet sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you'd like 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 installed on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it irrespective of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each and every Internet site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this website will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.