APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, like an informational portal which displays the very same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load a lot faster. APC is very efficient in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your sites as it will start caching their program code. In case you wish to run websites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server solutions since it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you'd like to use this module, you can activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a couple of minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our state-of-the-art platform will enable you to customize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you will be able to run websites with different requirements in the very same account.