APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can boost a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays identical content on a regular basis. Once the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load much quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared hosting plan that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites as it will begin caching their program code. In case you need to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any previous experience, you will be able to use it in order to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of 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 can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.