APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could boost a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, for instance an informational portal which displays identical content at all times. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load much quicker. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

You can use APC with each website hosting package that we offer as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. You can also select if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you'll be able to use it to quicken your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.