APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could speed up a database-driven website several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the exact same content at all times. Once the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load much faster. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with any of the cloud hosting plans that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each website will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the plan you pick. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to be able to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to use several releases of PHP concurrently, you will be able to modify the software environment for each Internet site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this particular site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and employ various web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.