APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays the exact same content at all times. Once the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load significantly faster. APC is very useful especially for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your applications irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your websites as it'll start caching their program code. If you would like to run websites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could use it whatever the package you get. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to customize the software environment for each 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 enable you to set what release of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.