APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which displays identical content at all times. As soon as the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load much faster. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the hosting package that you select when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites because it will start caching their program code. If you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to use it whatever the plan you get. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience in order to take advantage of it. As you will be able to work with several versions of PHP at the same time, you will be able to modify the software environment for each Internet site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this particular website will use and if APC needs 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 take advantage of various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.