APC, which is short for 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 page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should 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 Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays the very same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load significantly faster. APC is very effective particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your applications irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your websites because it will begin caching their program code. In case you need to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for each script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated server 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 needed, you could use the module only for specific Internet sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to pick what release will be used for this specific site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of some other kind of web accelerator.