APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays the same content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load significantly faster. APC is very efficient in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is available with each and every shared web hosting solution that we offer and you can activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your applications. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer different releases of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our cutting-edge cloud Internet hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use a different web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server solutions as it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you wish to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a few minutes. As you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected sites, our outstanding platform will enable you to personalize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can function without APC employing 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 sites with various requirements in the same account.