APC, which stands 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 website several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the same content all the time. Once the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load much faster. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud web hosting plan that we provide as it's 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 quite flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. You can also select if all sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done with ease 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 since it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. If you would like to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a few minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you could run websites with different requirements in the very same account.