APC, which means 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. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, for example an informational portal that shows the very same content all the time. As soon as the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each shared website hosting plan that we offer as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. You may also decide if all websites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could employ it regardless of the package you get. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to use different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each and every website which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and use various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.