APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that does not change, such as an informational portal that displays the exact same content on a regular basis. Once the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load significantly quicker. APC is really useful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the hosting solution that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your Internet sites as it'll begin caching their code. If you would like to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you can use it to boost your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases 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 as a whole, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.