APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Find out what APC (PHP Opcode Cache) is and how it could affect the PHP performance in your hosting account.
APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are many websites that have the same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is very useful for this type of sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server solutions since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you would like to use this module, you will be able to activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a few minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal™-based website could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you could run sites with various requirements in the exact same account.