APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and 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 resources for a website which does not change, such as an informational portal which displays the same content all the time. Once the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load significantly quicker. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites as it'll start caching their program code. If you want to run websites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain site 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 at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to accelerate your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases 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 can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.