APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, such as an informational portal which displays the same content on a regular basis. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the website hosting solution that you choose when you join us. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will boost your Internet sites as it will begin caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC for each and every script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for certain Internet sites. This is possible on account of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to select what release will be used for this specific website and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can employ another kind of web accelerator.