APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can speed up a database-driven website several times. When a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays the same content at all times. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on our platform. It's also possible to choose if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it regardless of the plan you get. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to employ different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single website which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this specific website 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 different scripts and employ various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.