APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the website content which 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 frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays the very same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load considerably quicker. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single cloud website hosting package that we offer since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use APC for every single script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for particular sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to pick what version will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could use another type of web accelerator.