APC, which is short 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. When a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, for instance an informational portal that displays identical content all the time. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load much quicker. APC is really helpful especially for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting package that we provide because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is quite flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for certain Internet sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to pick what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can use some other type of web accelerator.