APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays identical content at all times. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor opens 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 much faster. APC is really helpful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is available with every single cloud web hosting
package that we offer and you can activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll be able to take advantage of the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we offer different releases of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our next generation cloud hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a selected site only by using a php.ini file created 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 hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you wish to use this module, you will be able to activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a couple of minutes. As you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected sites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal™
-based site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can 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 could run sites with different requirements inside the same account.