APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, for example an informational portal which displays the same content all the time. Once the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is really useful particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is available with each website hosting solution that we offer and you can enable 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 will be able to take advantage of the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we provide different releases of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our high tech cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating the framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you will be able to use it to speed up your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility with regards to 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 different from the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.