APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can boost a database-driven website 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, and the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, for example an informational portal which shows identical content on a regular basis. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud hosting solution that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your websites since it'll begin caching their code. In case you would like to run sites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you can use it to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several 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 as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one can use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.