APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could speed up a database-driven site several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows the exact same content at all times. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load a lot quicker. APC is very helpful particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is available with every single shared hosting package that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we provide different releases of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our next generation cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting packages since it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you want to use this module, you can enable it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a couple of minutes. As you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our advanced platform will permit you to personalize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you'll be able to run Internet sites with various requirements in the very same account.