APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website that does not change, such as an informational portal that shows identical content at all times. Once the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load much quicker. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

You can use APC with each hosting plan that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you can run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all sites using a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans as it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you wish to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational in a few minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our state-of-the-art platform will allow you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only 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 site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you'll be able to run sites with various requirements inside the same account.