APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, like an informational portal which shows the very same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor loads 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 effective particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can employ APC for your web applications with any of the cloud website hosting plans that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will start caching the code of your applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you could activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the 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 inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the amazing cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could use it whatever the package you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several releases of PHP simultaneously, you could modify the software environment for every single website that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this particular Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.