APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, like an informational portal which shows the very same content at all times. Once the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user opens them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is really helpful particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting plans that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each website will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for particular sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it irrespective of the package you choose. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single site that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this specific Internet 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 could run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.