APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, for example an informational portal which shows the exact same content on a regular basis. Once the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load significantly faster. APC is really effective especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared website hosting package that we provide as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you can run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. You may also select if all sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are done with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server packages since it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you can activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a couple of minutes. As you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run sites with various requirements in the same account.