APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, for instance an informational portal that displays the very same content all the time. When the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can use APC with each hosting plan that we offer since it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. It's also possible to choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server plans because it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you wish to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may need to use some other web accelerators for selected sites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to customize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you could run sites with different requirements from the exact same account.