APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for a site that does not change, such as an informational portal that shows identical content all the time. Once the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user opens them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load much faster. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server
plans and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you'll be able to use it in order to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you just a click to activate 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 that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.