APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can boost a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays the exact same content all the time. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can use APC with each and every website hosting plan that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can run websites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. You may also select if all Internet sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the amazing cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could employ it irrespective of the plan you get. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use different releases of PHP at once, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular site will use and whether 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 employ different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.