APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which does not change, like an informational portal that shows identical content on a regular basis. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load considerably faster. APC is really efficient particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting package that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on our platform. You may also decide if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could employ it regardless of the plan you get. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single site that you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this 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 different scripts and use different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.