APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, for instance an informational portal that shows the very same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we offer as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. You can also decide if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed effortlessly 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 web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the package you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to use several releases of PHP simultaneously, you could modify the software environment for every single website which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific Internet site will use and whether 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 various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.