APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be loaded 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 complete waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows identical content on a regular basis. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load considerably faster. APC is very efficient in particular for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is provided with each and every website hosting solution that we offer and you could activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your applications. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide different releases of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a selected 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 state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could use it regardless of the package you choose. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to customize the software environment for every single site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this specific website will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.