APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can speed up a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays the very same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user loads them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is available with every single cloud hosting
plan that we offer and you can activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your applications. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will notice the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we offer different releases of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use another web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a specific 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 available with all semi-dedicated server
packages because it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you want to use this module, you will be able to enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a few minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our outstanding platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal™
-based site could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you can run sites with different requirements in the same account.