APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can speed up a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, such as an informational portal which displays the exact same content at all times. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load significantly faster. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your websites since it'll start caching their code. If you need to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

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'll be able to employ it whatever the package you get. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different versions of PHP at once, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single site that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this specific website will use and if APC has to 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 use various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.