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. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which does not change, for example an informational portal which displays the very same content at all times. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single web hosting package that we provide because it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. You may also select if all websites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly 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 use it irrespective of the package you choose. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to use different releases of PHP simultaneously, you could modify the software environment for every single site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this specific Internet 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 take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.