APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What does the acronym 'APC' signify? Why is the presence of APC in your account important as far as your PHP-based Internet sites are concerned? How to enable this feature?
Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a visitor opens a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites that display identical content all of the time, such actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be rather effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You’ll be able to use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for specific Internet sites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to pick what release will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you could take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another type of web accelerator.