APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the very same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load significantly faster. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites because it will begin caching their code. If you would like to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to employ it regardless of the package you pick. Activating the module is done 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. As you'll be able to use different releases of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single Internet site that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this particular Internet site will use and if 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 employ different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.