APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the website content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, for example an informational portal that shows the very same content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load much quicker. APC is really useful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the web hosting plans that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each website can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you want to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a couple of minutes. As you may want to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our outstanding platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run sites with various requirements inside the exact same account.