APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that does not change, like an informational portal that displays the very same content on a regular basis. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load a lot faster. APC is very helpful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to employ APC for your web applications with any of the cloud hosting packages that we provide as it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each site will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the plan you select. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with several releases of PHP simultaneously, you could customize the software environment for each and every Internet site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this site will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.