APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, like an informational portal that displays the same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really useful especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll boost your sites as it'll begin caching their code. In case you would like to run Internet sites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it regardless of the package you select. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to be able to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different versions of PHP at once, you could modify the software environment for each site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this site will use and if 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 use different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.