APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that does not change, for instance an informational portal that shows the exact same content all the time. As soon as the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load significantly faster. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
You can use APC with each and every hosting package that we provide since it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run sites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could use it whatever the plan you pick. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP at the same time, you could modify the software environment for each and every site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this particular site will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and use various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.