APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could boost a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the website content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which displays the same content at all times. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is provided with every single shared website hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you'll notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we provide different releases of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP in the same account. Our leading-edge cloud hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you could use it regardless of the plan you get. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with different releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to modify the software environment for every single website you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this site will use and whether APC has 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 use different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.