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. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal which displays the exact same content all the time. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor loads 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 faster. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared web hosting plan that we provide since it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since 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 activate APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. It's also possible to select if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC for every single script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server because 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 inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for certain Internet sites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to choose what release will be used for this specific website and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you could take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can use another kind of web accelerator.