APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, such as an informational portal that displays identical content on a regular basis. Once the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting package that we provide as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you'll be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to select if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you'll be able to use it in order to boost your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.