APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays the same content at all times. Once the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very helpful particularly for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is rather flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. In addition, you can select if all websites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it whatever the package you get. Enabling 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 in order to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different versions of PHP simultaneously, you could modify the software environment for each and every site that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and use different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.