APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that shows the exact same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting package that we provide because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. In addition, you can decide if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you can use it to quicken your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.