APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What does the abbreviation 'APC' signify? Why is the presence of APC in your account essential as far as your PHP-based web sites are concerned? How can you activate this feature?
APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that needs to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there're a lot of Internet sites which present the very same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is really useful for such sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.
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 applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we offer different releases of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our high tech cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated server
solutions and activating the framework is done with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you will be able to use it to boost your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.