APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What does the acronym 'APC' mean? Why is the presence of APC in your account essential as far as your PHP-based sites are concerned? How to activate this feature?
Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can speed up such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites which display identical content all the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn reduces the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the cloud website hosting
solution that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your sites since it will start caching their program code. If you want to run sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the package you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use different releases of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single Internet site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this website will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and use various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.