APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a site that does not change, such as an informational portal which displays the very same content on a regular basis. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load much faster. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the web hosting plan that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your Internet sites because it will begin caching their program code. In case you wish to run sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you could use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.