APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that displays the very same content on a regular basis. Once the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load considerably faster. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the shared website hosting plans that we provide since it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans as it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. If you wish to use this module, you can activate it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a couple of minutes. As you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected websites, our outstanding platform will allow you to personalize 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 Internet site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run sites with different requirements inside the same account.