APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can speed up a database-driven site several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays identical content on a regular basis. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load a lot quicker. APC is really efficient particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud website hosting plan that we provide as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you can run sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. It's also possible to choose if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use APC for every single script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for certain sites. This is possible due to the versatility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to choose what version will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could employ some other kind of web accelerator.