APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could boost a database-driven site several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which does not change, for example an informational portal which shows the exact same content all the time. Once the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud website hosting plan that we provide 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. As our platform is extremely flexible, you can run websites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on our platform. You may also decide if all websites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to use it regardless of the plan you get. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several releases of PHP at once, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each Internet site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this 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 could run various scripts and use different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.