APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, for example an informational portal which displays identical content all the time. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very useful especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

APC is available with each hosting package that we offer and you could activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you'll experience the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer different versions of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our leading-edge cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so if you use a different web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter 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 take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you'll be able to use it to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to 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 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 needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.