APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Discover what the abbreviation ‘APC’ stands for, just what APC can do PHP efficiency-wise and the way to enable it for your account.
Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses a webpage, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites which display the very same content all the time, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module could be really efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the website hosting
plan that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will speed up your sites as it will begin caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific website without affecting the remaining 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 Servers
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server
packages and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you'll be able to use it to boost your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. 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 inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.