APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, like an informational portal that displays identical content on a regular basis. Once the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load considerably faster. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the cloud hosting plans that we provide as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will begin caching the code of your apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each website can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You’ll be able to use APC for every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for particular websites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to pick what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you'll be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you can use another kind of web accelerator.