APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, such as an informational portal which shows identical content all the time. Once the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load much quicker. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will boost your Internet sites since it will start caching their code. If you wish to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use APC for every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module just for particular Internet sites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to select what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of some other kind of web accelerator.