APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What exactly does the abbreviation 'APC' mean? Just why is the existence of APC in your account essential as far as your PHP-based sites are involved? How can you turn on this feature?
APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a site which does not change, for instance an informational portal which displays the exact same content on a regular basis. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load a lot quicker. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared website hosting
plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites because it'll begin caching their code. If you want to run sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC for every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting
as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for particular Internet sites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to pick what release will be used for this specific site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you could take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of a different type of web accelerator.