APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can boost a database-driven site several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that 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 websites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows identical content all the time. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load considerably quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each shared hosting plan that we provide since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. It's also possible to select if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans since it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you would like to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our outstanding platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements in the same account.