APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, for instance an informational portal that displays the exact same content on a regular basis. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load much faster. APC is very helpful especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer because it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on the platform. You may also choose if all sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you get. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with several releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this specific website will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.