APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, such as an informational portal which shows the exact same content at all times. As soon as the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load significantly faster. APC is really effective especially for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is available with each shared hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you'll experience the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide several versions of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain 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 advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to speed up your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. 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 in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. In this way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one can use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.