APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, for example an informational portal which displays the very same content at all times. As soon as the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load considerably quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is provided with every single shared hosting
plan that we offer and you could enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you will experience the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.
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 made, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you get. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with different releases of PHP at the same time, you could customize the software environment for each and every site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.