APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which shows the exact same content all the time. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the website hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites because it'll start caching their program code. If you wish to run websites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it regardless of the plan you pick. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to use several versions of PHP at the same time, you could modify the software environment for every single site that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.