APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can speed up a database-driven website several times. When a PHP page is accessed, 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 website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays identical content all the time. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load much faster. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with any of the cloud web hosting packages that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each website will use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular Internet sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you would like to use this module, you will be able to enable it with a single click from 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 Internet sites, our advanced platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run Internet sites with various requirements in the exact same account.