APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which has to 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 constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that does not change, for example an informational portal which displays the very same content at all times. Once the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load significantly faster. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is available with every single web hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you will notice the quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer different versions of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the same account. Our next generation cloud hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a selected 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 take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you'll be able to use it in order to boost your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from 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. In this way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.