APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which shows the exact same content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load a lot quicker. APC is really effective especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is available with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer and you can enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll experience the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we offer different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our leading-edge cloud Internet hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use some other web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a selected site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you can use it to boost your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.