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 could speed up a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for a site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays identical content on a regular basis. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the website hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your websites since it will begin caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC for every single script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for specific sites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to choose what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the ones for your account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you may employ a different type of web accelerator.