APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could boost a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content which 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 Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, such as an informational portal which displays identical content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load a lot faster. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with each web hosting package that we offer since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to select if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for every single script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for specific websites. This is possible on account of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to choose what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can use a different kind of web accelerator.