APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, such as an informational portal which shows the same content on a regular basis. Once the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load much faster. APC is really useful especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is provided with each web hosting plan that we offer and you can activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web apps. A couple of 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 could also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform is very adaptable, so in case you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain 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 innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it whatever the package you get. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to employ different releases of PHP at once, you could customize the software environment for every single website you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this Internet 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 could run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.