APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, for example an informational portal which displays the exact same content all the time. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is very helpful particularly for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the cloud hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be activated from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your sites as it'll start caching their code. If you need to run sites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the package you pick. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with several versions of PHP at the same time, you will be able to customize the software environment for each site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this specific website will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.