APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could boost a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, for instance an informational portal which shows the exact same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load significantly faster. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the cloud hosting plans that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each website will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting packages since it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you would like to use this module, you will be able to enable it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a few minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our state-of-the-art platform will allow you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you will be able to run sites with various requirements from the very same account.