APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could speed up a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the website content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that shows the same content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user opens them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll speed up your websites as it'll begin caching their program code. In case you need to run sites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior 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 set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of 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 will be able to 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 example, and another one can use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.