APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that displays identical content at all times. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load a lot faster. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with each web hosting plan that we provide since it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you will be able to use it to boost your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you just a click to allow 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 that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.