APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, like an informational portal that shows the exact same content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is very helpful particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll speed up your sites as it'll start caching their program code. In case you need to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the other 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 Hosting

APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions as it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you want to use this module, you will be able to enable it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational in a few minutes. Since you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our advanced platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you could run websites with different requirements in the exact same account.