APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays the very same content at all times. As soon as the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user loads them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is very efficient in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single shared web hosting plan that we provide because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you will be able to run websites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. You can also choose if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to use it regardless of the plan you choose. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to use several versions of PHP concurrently, you could customize the software environment for each and every website which you host in the account if required. 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 specific website 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 could run different scripts and employ various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.