APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the website content which should 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 Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that does not change, for instance an informational portal that displays the exact same content on a regular basis. Once the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user loads them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load significantly faster. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the shared hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites because it will begin caching their code. In case you need to run websites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to employ it whatever the package you get. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to employ different releases of PHP at the same time, you could customize the software environment for each and every website you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this 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 can run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.