APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, for example an informational portal which displays the exact same content all the time. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load much faster. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you can run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it whatever the plan you choose. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each and every site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this Internet site 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 various scripts and use different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.