APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, for example an informational portal that displays the same content all the time. Once the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load considerably quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared website hosting package that we offer as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is quite flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. You can also decide if all Internet sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out without any 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 state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it whatever the plan you select. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with different releases of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each and every website you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this Internet site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and employ various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.