APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, for instance an informational portal which shows identical content at all times. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load much quicker. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to use it regardless of the plan you choose. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to modify the software environment for each Internet site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.