APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Learn what the phrase ‘APC’ represents, everything that APC is capable of PHP overall performance-wise and the way to activate it for your account.
APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are numerous websites that offer the exact same content on many of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of websites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the cloud hosting
solution that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your sites as it will start caching their code. If you need to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting
accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the plan you choose. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with several releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single website you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this particular Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.