APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Find out what the abbreviation ‘APC’ is short for, precisely what APC can do PHP efficiency-wise and the ways to activate it for your account.
Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could speed up such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a website visitor accesses some webpage, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which show the very same content all of the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently decreases the website loading time. The module can be really useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is provided with every single shared hosting
solution that we offer and you can enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we offer several versions of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you will 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 Hosting
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting
plans as it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you would like to use this module, you can activate it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a few minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal™
-based site can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run Internet sites with different requirements inside the exact same account.