APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal which displays identical content at all times. Once the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load much faster. APC is very useful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you'll be able to take advantage of the quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we provide several versions of PHP which can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our high tech cloud Internet hosting platform is very adaptable, so in case you use another web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server solutions since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you want to use this module, you will be able to enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a few minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected websites, our leading-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you can run websites with various requirements in the exact same account.