APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, like an informational portal which displays 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 user loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud hosting package that you choose when you sign up. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your sites because it will start caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you could use it in order to quicken your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only 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 which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.