APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the website content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the same content at all times. When the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load much faster. APC is really helpful particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
You'll be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the hosting plans that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each website can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the plan you select. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several versions of PHP concurrently, you could customize the software environment for each website you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this particular website will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and use different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.