APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays the same content all the time. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is very helpful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared website hosting package that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it'll begin caching their program code. If you wish to run Internet sites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the plan you get. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single site that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and use various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.