APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could speed up a database-driven site several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal which shows identical content on a regular basis. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load considerably faster. APC is very effective particularly for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud web hosting plan that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you'll be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC for every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module just for certain Internet sites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to pick what release will be used for this specific website and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another type of web accelerator.