APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal which displays the same content at all times. When the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the hosting solution that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll speed up your sites as it will begin caching their code. If you need to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting packages as it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you wish to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational in a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected sites, our state-of-the-art platform will permit you to personalize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run sites with various requirements from the exact same account.