APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, for instance an informational portal that shows the very same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load much quicker. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared web hosting package that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites as it will begin caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you'll be able to use it in order to quicken your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several 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 could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.