APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays the exact same content at all times. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. You can also decide if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it irrespective of the package you get. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to use several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and use different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.