APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which displays identical content all the time. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the cloud hosting
packages that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting
solutions as it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you would like to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a couple of minutes. As you may want to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our advanced platform will enable you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal™
-based site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you'll be able to run Internet sites with different requirements from the exact same account.