APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, for instance an informational portal which displays identical content all the time. When the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is provided with every single shared web hosting package that we offer and you can activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we provide different versions of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our cutting-edge cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use another web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is available with all semi-dedicated server packages 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 will be able to activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a few minutes. Since you may want to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our state-of-the-art platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside 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 site can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements in the same account.