APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal that shows identical content all the time. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load significantly faster. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the cloud hosting packages that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each Internet site can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions since it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you want to use this module, you can enable it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a few minutes. Since you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run websites with different requirements inside the exact same account.