APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, for instance an informational portal that shows the same content at all times. Once the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load a lot faster. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. You may also choose if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting packages because it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you want to use this module, you can activate it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. As you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our state-of-the-art platform will allow you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based website can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you will be able to run websites with different requirements from the exact same account.