APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, like an informational portal that displays the same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load a lot faster. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud hosting solution that you select when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites since it will start caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you will be able to employ it whatever the package you select. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to use different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each and every website that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this specific website will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and use various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.