APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. When a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website that does not change, such as an informational portal that shows the very same content at all times. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user loads them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very effective particularly 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 as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. It's also possible to select if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you'd like to use this module, you can activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a few minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our state-of-the-art platform will permit you to personalize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run Internet sites with different requirements from the very same account.