APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can boost a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, for instance an informational portal which shows the same content all the time. As soon as the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load a lot faster. APC is very effective particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every web hosting package that we provide because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is extremely flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. In addition, you can select if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions because it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. If you would like to use this module, you will be able to enable it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational within a couple of minutes. As you may want to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our leading-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you could run websites with different requirements in the very same account.