APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which does not change, like an informational portal which displays the same content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load much faster. APC is very efficient in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the shared hosting plans that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each website will use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular 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

You can use APC for every single script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for specific websites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to select what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may use a different type of web accelerator.