APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which displays the exact same content all the time. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user loads them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load significantly faster. APC is really useful especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can use APC with each and every hosting package that we offer because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you want to use this module, you will be able to activate it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our advanced platform will enable you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you could run websites with different requirements in the same account.