APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What exactly does the acronym 'APC' signify? Why is the presence of APC inside your account essential as far as your PHP-based sites are concerned? How can you activate this option?
APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are numerous websites which feature the exact same content on many of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is very useful for this type of websites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is available with each and every website hosting
package that we offer and you could activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web apps. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll be able to take advantage of the quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we provide different versions of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our advanced cloud hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use another web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it whatever the plan you choose. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to employ different releases of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to modify the software environment for each and every Internet site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and employ various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.