APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, for instance an informational portal which displays identical content at all times. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load a lot quicker. APC is really helpful especially for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud website hosting plan that we provide as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on our platform. In addition, you can decide if all Internet sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you pick. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience in order to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP concurrently, you could modify the software environment for each and every Internet site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this particular site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.