APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows the very same content at all times. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your applications irrespective of the shared web hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your websites since it'll start caching their program code. In case you would like to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for each script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for specific sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can select what version will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the ones for the account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another type of web accelerator.