APC, which stands 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 Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal that shows the exact same content all the time. When the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load significantly quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your websites since it will start caching their program code. In case you need to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain 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 advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any prior experience, you will be able to use it to accelerate your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. 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 that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.