APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays the very same content all the time. Once the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load much quicker. APC is really useful especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you select when you sign up. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will speed up your websites since it'll start caching their program code. In case you need to run sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to employ it irrespective of the plan you choose. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each and every Internet site that you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.