APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays identical content all the time. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load considerably quicker. APC is really helpful particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC for your web apps with all of the cloud hosting packages that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each Internet site can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified Internet sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use APC for each and every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting 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 from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for certain sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to pick what release will be used for this particular website and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows 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 makes a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of a different type of web accelerator.