APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal which shows the exact same content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load much faster. APC is really helpful especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the web hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your sites since it will begin caching their code. If you need to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you'll be able to use it to speed up your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that 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 should be allowed or not. In this way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.