APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that does not change, for example an informational portal which displays the very same content all the time. When the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load significantly quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the cloud web hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will boost your sites because it will start caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for every script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for specific websites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you will be able to pick what release will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you could take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of some other type of web accelerator.