APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that displays the very same content all the time. Once the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load much quicker. APC is very effective particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your sites as it'll begin caching their code. If you wish to run sites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular 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 use APC with all our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you can use it to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you just a click to allow 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'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.