APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, for example an informational portal which shows identical content at all times. Once the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is really useful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you select when you register. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your websites because it will start caching their program code. In case you need to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it irrespective of the package you select. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ several versions of PHP at once, you could modify the software environment for each site that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and use different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.