APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which shows the same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user loads them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load much faster. APC is really useful particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server solutions as it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you want to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. As you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected sites, our leading-edge platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you'll be able to run websites with different requirements from the exact same account.