APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Discover what the abbreviation ‘APC’ is short for, everything that APC can do PHP efficiency-wise and approaches to enable it for your account.
APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that displays the very same content at all times. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single cloud website hosting
package that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. You can also decide if all websites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting
packages as it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you can activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational within a couple of minutes. As you may need to use some other web accelerators for selected websites, our advanced platform will permit you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal™
-based site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements in the very same account.