APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could boost a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the very same content all the time. When the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load considerably quicker. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with any of the cloud hosting plans that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will start caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each website can use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for particular websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you wish to use this module, you will be able to activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected websites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run websites with different requirements inside the very same account.