APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that shows identical content all the time. Once the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor 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 significantly faster. APC is very efficient in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with all of the hosting plans that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each site can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

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'll be able to use it whatever the package you get. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to use several releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each website you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this specific Internet site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.