APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could speed up a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, for instance an informational portal which shows the exact same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared hosting plan that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your websites since it'll begin caching their code. If you want to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you'll be able to use it to boost your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.