APC, which is an acronym 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. When a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site 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 which does not change, like an informational portal that shows identical content on a regular basis. Once the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor loads them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load much faster. APC is very helpful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites since it will begin caching their code. In case you need to run sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC with our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any prior experience, you'll be able to use it in order to accelerate your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.