APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
See what APC (PHP Opcode Cache) is and how it can impact the PHP performance in your web hosting account.
APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could speed up a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, for instance an informational portal which shows the exact same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load much quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is available with each and every cloud web hosting
solution that we offer and you can activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web apps. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you will notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we provide several releases of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to use APC for each and every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated server
because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for particular Internet sites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can select what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of a different type of web accelerator.