APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Find out what the phrase ‘APC’ is short for, precisely what APC is able to do PHP overall performance-wise and approaches 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 boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is 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 at all times. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is very useful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with any of the shared web hosting
packages that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each Internet site can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular websites. 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 customized configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting
accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it irrespective of the package you choose. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to use different versions of PHP at once, you could modify the software environment for every single website that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.