APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What does the acronym 'APC' signify? Just why is the presence of APC in your account important as far as your PHP-based Internet sites are concerned? How to enable this feature?
Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses some webpage, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites which show the very same content all the time, such actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which in turn minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared web hosting
package that you select when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it will start caching their program code. In case you wish to run sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting
plans and activating the framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you could use it to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.