APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which displays the very same content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load considerably faster. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting solution that you select 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 only a few minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites as it will start caching their code. If you need to run sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans as it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you can enable it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a few minutes. As you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our outstanding platform will allow you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you could run websites with various requirements inside the exact same account.