APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, 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 site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays the very same content all the time. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load a lot faster. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is available with every single cloud website hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you will experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide several versions of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you can use it to accelerate your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions 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 will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.