APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can boost a database-driven site several times. When a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website that does not change, like an informational portal which shows the very same content on a regular basis. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load much quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the cloud hosting plans that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it whatever the plan you choose. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with several versions of PHP at the same time, you could customize the software environment for each Internet site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular site will use and if APC needs 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 employ various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.