APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can boost a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which shows the exact same content at all times. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every web hosting plan that we provide since it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run websites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. You may also select if all websites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting packages because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you want to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may need to use some other web accelerators for selected sites, our cutting-edge platform will enable you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run websites with various requirements inside the exact same account.