APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that could speed up a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays the very same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your applications whatever the shared web hosting plan that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your websites as it'll start caching their code. In case you wish to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating the framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you can use it to boost your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP version 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 instance, while another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.