APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays the exact same content all the time. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll start caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each Internet site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could employ it whatever the package you pick. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use different versions of PHP at once, you could modify the software environment for each and every site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this specific website will use and whether 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 could run different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.