APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website which does not change, for instance an informational portal that displays the same content on a regular basis. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any 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 Internet site will load much faster. APC is very useful especially for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the web hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be activated from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your websites since it'll start caching their program code. In case you would like to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could use it irrespective of the package you get. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with several releases of PHP at once, you will be able to customize the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this particular site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.

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