APC, which stands 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 Internet site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the 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 complete waste of processing time and resources for a site which doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows identical content all the time. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load much faster. APC is very effective especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is provided with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web apps. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll be able to take advantage of the faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we provide several releases of PHP which can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans since it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you would like to use this module, you will be able to activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our advanced platform will enable you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements from the very same account.