APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a site which doesn't change, like an informational portal which displays the exact same content at all times. When the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load much quicker. APC is very helpful particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your applications whatever the web hosting package that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll speed up your websites since it'll begin caching their code. If you wish to run websites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because 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 our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating the framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you'll be able to use it to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you only 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 which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.