APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that could boost a database-driven site several times. When a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for a website that does not change, like an informational portal that shows identical content at all times. When the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the shared web hosting packages that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the code of your apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each Internet site can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server solutions since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you want to use this module, you can enable it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a couple of minutes. As you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our leading-edge platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements in the same account.