APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Find out what APC (PHP Opcode Cache) is and how it will impact the PHP performance within your web hosting account.
APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for a website that does not change, for example an informational portal which displays the very same content on a regular basis. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load much quicker. APC is very effective particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with each and every cloud hosting
solution that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you'll be able to take advantage of the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we offer several releases of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our high tech cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned 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 can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server
packages and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you can use it in order to quicken your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of 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 has to be enabled or not. In this way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.