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 boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, such as an informational portal that shows identical content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user loads them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load much quicker. APC is really effective especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud website hosting package that we provide since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can run websites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could use it whatever the plan you get. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to work with several releases of PHP concurrently, you could customize the software environment for each Internet site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this website will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and use various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.