APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, like an informational portal which shows the exact same content all the time. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is really useful particularly for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. You can also select if all Internet sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is done with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any 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 versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.