APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays the exact same content on a regular basis. When the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very effective especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You will be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the website hosting packages that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will start caching the code of your apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each website can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server solutions since it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you would like to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a couple of minutes. As you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our state-of-the-art platform will permit you to customize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you will be able to run websites with different requirements from the exact same account.