APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Find out what the abbreviation ‘APC’ represents, what precisely APC is able to do PHP performance-wise and how to activate it for your account.
APC, which stands 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 website several times. Each time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows identical content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages 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 program code, the Internet site will load much quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with any of the shared hosting
packages that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each site can use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting
packages and activating this framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you will be able to use it to boost your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or a couple of 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 could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. In this way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.