APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows identical content at all times. As soon as the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is available with every single shared website hosting plan that we offer and you could enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you'll be able to take advantage of the quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we provide several releases of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any previous experience, you could use it in order to speed up your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions 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 will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.