APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Uncover what the acronym ‘APC’ is short for, what APC can do PHP overall performance-wise and the ways to enable it for your account.
APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the website content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, like an informational portal that displays identical content all the time. As soon as the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC for your web apps with all of the shared website hosting
plans that we offer because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each site will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specified websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting
accounts are made, so you will be able to use it regardless of the plan you pick. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with different releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each website you host in the account if required. 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 whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.