APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, for example an informational portal which shows the same content at all times. Once the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user loads them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load significantly faster. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared website hosting plans that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and choose 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 Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you would like to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational within a couple of minutes. As you may need to use some other web accelerators for selected websites, our advanced platform will allow you to personalize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you will be able to run websites with various requirements from the same account.