APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, like an informational portal which displays the same content all the time. Once the web 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 obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that 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 rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each website can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions because it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you wish to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational within a couple of minutes. As you may want to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our leading-edge platform will allow you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you'll be able to run websites with different requirements from the same account.