APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that shows the same content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we provide since it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. You may also decide if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some 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 Hosting
You will be able to use APC for each script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module just for particular websites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to choose what release will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you could take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may use some other type of web accelerator.