APC, which is an acronym 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 site several times. When a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays identical content on a regular basis. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared hosting plan that we offer as it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for each and every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for certain sites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can pick what version will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you may employ some other type of web accelerator.