APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that does not change, for instance an informational portal which shows the same content at all times. Once the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor loads them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load significantly quicker. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared web hosting plans that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each website will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for particular Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans since it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you wish to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a few minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our advanced platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements inside the exact same account.