APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows the very same content on a regular basis. Once the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load significantly faster. APC is really useful especially for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared website hosting packages that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specified Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience in order to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use several releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to customize the software environment for each and every website which 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 version of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and use various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.