APC, which is an acronym for 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 page is opened, the script pulls the site content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site that doesn't change, like an informational portal which shows the exact same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load much quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you select when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your sites because it'll start caching their code. If you want to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you will be able to employ it irrespective of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with different releases of PHP at once, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single website you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.