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. Every time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which does not change, for example an informational portal that displays the very same content at all times. As soon as the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud web hosting solution that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites since it will begin caching their code. If you wish to run websites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific Internet site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you'll be able to use it to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you just a click to activate 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 not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP version 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, while another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.