APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that does not change, for instance an informational portal which displays the same 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. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load considerably quicker. APC is really helpful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You can use APC for your web apps with any of the shared web hosting plans that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific Internet sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans since it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you would like to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a few minutes. Since you may need to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our outstanding platform will enable you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you'll be able to run sites with various requirements inside the very same account.