APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Discover what APC (PHP Opcode Cache) is and how it could impact the PHP performance within your web hosting account.
APC, which stands 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 webpage is opened, the script pulls the content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows identical content at all times. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the cloud web hosting
solution that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites because it'll begin caching their program code. If you want to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
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 the framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.