APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What exactly does the abbreviation 'APC' signify? Just why is the existence of APC within your account essential as far as your PHP-based sites are involved? How can you activate this feature?
APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're a lot of Internet sites that have the very same content on a lot of of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is extremely useful for such sites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud web hosting
package that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites as it'll begin caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting
plans and activating this framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you will be able to use it to speed up your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.