APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays the very same content on a regular basis. Once the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load significantly faster. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the shared web hosting package that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will speed up your websites as it will start caching their code. In case you wish to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server solutions because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you want to use this module, you can enable it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational in a few minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our advanced platform will permit you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you can run Internet sites with different requirements from the very same account.