APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can speed up a database-driven website several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which does not change, for instance an informational portal which displays the exact same content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is provided with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer and you could activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we offer several versions of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so if you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a particular 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 advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you can use it to quicken your sites. As the cloud 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'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to activate 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'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. In this way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one can use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.