APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What does the acronym 'APC' imply? Just why is the presence of APC within your account essential as far as your PHP-based websites are concerned? How to enable this option?
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 Internet site several times. When a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which does not change, for example an informational portal that displays the very same content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load much faster. APC is very useful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared web hosting packages that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each website will use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specified sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.