APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can boost a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays the exact same content all the time. As soon as the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load a lot faster. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is provided with each shared web hosting solution that we offer and you can enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your applications. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you will notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we provide several versions of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could employ it whatever the package you pick. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single website that you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this particular Internet site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.