APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What exactly does the abbreviation 'APC' mean? Why is the existence of APC in your account essential as far as your PHP-based Internet sites are involved? How can you activate this option?
Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such an Internet site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user opens some page, the script connects to a database to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites which show the exact same content at all times, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently minimizes the website loading time. The module can be pretty efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared web hosting
solution that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites since it will start caching their code. If you want to run sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC for every single script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting
because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module just for certain Internet sites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can select what version will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you can take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of another kind of web accelerator.