APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can boost a database-driven site several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it's a complete 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 webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user loads them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is available with each shared web hosting solution that we offer and you can activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you'll be able to take advantage of the faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we offer different versions of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use a different web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a particular 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 provided with all semi-dedicated server solutions because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you would like to use this module, you can activate it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a few minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our advanced platform will permit you to customize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you could run websites with various requirements from the very same account.