APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, such as an informational portal which shows the very same content at all times. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load significantly quicker. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is provided with every single shared hosting solution that we offer and you could enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will experience the quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we provide several releases of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you'll be able to use it to accelerate your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to enable 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 in general, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.