APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays the very same content all the time. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is very efficient in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is provided with each and every shared hosting package that we offer and you can activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we provide different releases of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use a different web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned 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 Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you could use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.