APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content which should 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 sites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays the exact same content all the time. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load much faster. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud web hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites because it will begin caching their code. In case you need to run websites with different 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 inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use APC for every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for certain websites. This is possible on account of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to pick what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you could take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of a different kind of web accelerator.