APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that shows the very same content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load a lot faster. APC is really helpful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
You can use APC with each and every hosting
plan that we offer because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you can run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on our platform. It's also possible to select if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server
solutions as it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you will be able to activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our leading-edge platform will permit you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal™
-based website can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you can run sites with different requirements inside the same account.