APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could speed up a database-driven site several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that does not change, for example an informational portal which shows identical content at all times. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load a lot quicker. APC is really useful especially for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we offer since it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is rather flexible, you can run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. It's also possible to select if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly via 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 packages since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. If you wish to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a few minutes. As you may want to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our cutting-edge platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements from the same account.