APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows the exact same content all the time. Once the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load much faster. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we offer since it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in 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 use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. You may also decide if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you could use it to quicken your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside 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 release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.