APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can boost a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that shows the same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very efficient in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with all of the shared web hosting plans that we provide as it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a click inside 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 applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each website can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions because it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. If you'd like to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a few minutes. Since you may need to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our cutting-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you could run Internet sites with various requirements inside the same account.