APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Discover what the acronym ‘APC’ is short for, exactly what APC is capable of doing PHP effectiveness-wise and the ways to enable it for your account.
Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a visitor accesses some web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with Internet sites that show the very same content all of the time, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently decreases the site loading time. The module can be rather effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is provided with each website hosting
solution that we offer and you can enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we offer different versions of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a selected site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting
solutions and activating this framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you could use it to quicken your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.