APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which displays the exact same content at all times. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load considerably quicker. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud website hosting package that we offer since it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you can run websites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. You can also decide if all sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for every single script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for specific sites. This is possible because of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to pick what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may employ a different type of web accelerator.