APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can speed up a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, like an informational portal which shows the exact same content all the time. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load much quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your sites since it'll start caching their code. In case you need to run sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could use it regardless of the package you select. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. As you will be able to work with different versions of PHP at once, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each and every Internet site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.