APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, such as an informational portal which displays the exact same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user opens them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is available with each shared website hosting solution that we offer and you could activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you'll experience the quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we provide different versions of PHP which can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific 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 plans and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you could use it in order to boost your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases 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 can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.