APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can speed up a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, for example an informational portal that shows the exact same content all the time. Once the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load significantly quicker. APC is very useful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the website hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will speed up your websites as it will start caching their program code. If you want to run websites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it whatever the plan you pick. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to modify the software environment for each and every site that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.