APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays identical content on a regular basis. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load much faster. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications regardless of the cloud hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll boost your websites since it will begin caching their code. In case you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the plan you get. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with several versions of PHP at once, you could customize the software environment for each and every Internet site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this particular 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 as a whole, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.