APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, such as an informational portal that shows identical content at all times. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load a lot faster. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the cloud 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 a couple of minutes later it'll boost your websites because it'll start caching their code. In case you want to run sites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available 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 wish to use this module, you will be able to activate it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a few minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements in the very same account.