APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows the exact same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load significantly faster. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the shared web hosting package that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll speed up your sites as it'll begin caching their program code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for each and every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for particular websites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to choose what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you will 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 use another type of web accelerator.