APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a site which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that shows the same content at all times. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load a lot quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud website hosting package that we offer since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty by using 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 this framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you can use it to boost your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom regarding 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 not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.