APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content which needs to be loaded 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 constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal which displays the very same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting
plan that we offer since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC for every single script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting
since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for certain websites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to select what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you can take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can use another kind of web accelerator.