APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and 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 which does not change, such as an informational portal which shows the exact same content at all times. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can use APC with each website hosting plan that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you can run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. In addition, you can decide if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for certain websites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can select what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you could take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another kind of web accelerator.