APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, like an informational portal which displays identical content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with any of the shared hosting packages that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a single 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 applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each site will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for particular Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the package you get. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to use several releases of PHP at once, you could customize the software environment for each Internet site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular Internet site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and employ various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.