APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could speed up a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, such as an informational portal that shows the exact same content at all times. As soon as the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites as it will start caching their program code. In case you would like to run Internet sites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the other 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 with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you could use it to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.