APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program 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 a site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that shows identical content on a regular basis. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load significantly quicker. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the web hosting plan that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will boost your sites since it'll start caching their program code. In case you want to run websites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You’ll be able to use APC for every single script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for particular sites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to pick what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you'll be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another type of web accelerator.