APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays identical content at all times. Once the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load significantly faster. APC is very useful especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared hosting plan that we provide as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all websites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the plan you pick. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this particular website will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.