APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Find what the acronym ‘APC’ is short for, exactly what APC can do PHP performance-wise and the way to enable it for your account.
Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user accesses a webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with Internet sites that show identical content at all times, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module could be very useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is provided with every single shared web hosting
package that we offer and you could activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you'll experience the quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we provide different releases of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our high tech cloud Internet hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a selected site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use APC for each and every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting
since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for certain websites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to choose 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 which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can employ a different type of web accelerator.