APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a website which does not change, for example an informational portal that shows the very same content at all times. Once the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load much quicker. APC is really useful particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is provided with every single website hosting solution that we offer and you can activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer different releases of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use another web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you'll 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 of our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you'll be able to use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. In this way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.