APC, which stands 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 website several times. Every time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the exact same content all the time. Once the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user opens them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load much faster. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we provide as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could use it irrespective of the package you select. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use several releases of PHP simultaneously, you could modify the software environment for every single site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular website will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and use various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.