APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Learn what the abbreviation ‘APC’ means, just what exactly APC is able to do PHP performance-wise and approaches to enable it for your account.
APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can speed up a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is really useful especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications whatever the cloud website hosting
plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your sites as it'll start caching their code. If you want to run sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other Internet 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 amazing cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting
accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it regardless of the package you choose. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to use several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each and every site which you host in the account if needed. 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 specific Internet site will use and whether 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 take advantage of various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.