APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can speed up a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for a site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal that shows the same content on a regular basis. Once the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer as it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. You can also choose if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for certain sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to choose what version will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you could use some other kind of web accelerator.