APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal which displays identical content on a regular basis. Once the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user loads them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can employ APC for your web applications with all of the website hosting packages that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each site will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for particular websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the amazing cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it regardless of the plan you choose. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use several releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single site that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this Internet site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.