APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, like an informational portal which displays the exact same content all the time. Once the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load much faster. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is provided with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer and you could enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you will be able to take advantage of the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we offer several releases of PHP which can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP in the same account. Our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so if you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you'll 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 Hosting

You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you can use it to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.