APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays identical content at all times. As soon as the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is really effective especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud web hosting plan that we offer as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. You can also choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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