APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What exactly does the acronym 'APC' signify? Why is the existence of APC within your account essential as far as your PHP-based Internet sites are concerned? How to enable this feature?
APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which displays the same content at all times. Once the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever 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 considerably faster. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud web hosting
plan that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will speed up your websites since it'll begin caching their program code. In case you need to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting
accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it whatever the plan you get. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each and every website you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular Internet site will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and use various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.