APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, like an informational portal which shows the exact same content all the time. As soon as the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user loads them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load much faster. APC is really helpful particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is provided with each cloud hosting solution that we offer and you can enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we provide different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP in the same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any website and it disrupts 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 Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you can use it in order to quicken your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one can use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.