APC, which is short 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. When a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content that should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, for instance an informational portal which displays the exact same content at all times. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really useful particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you can use it for your web applications whatever the shared hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be activated from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your Internet sites as it'll begin caching their code. In case you wish to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific 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. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you'll be able to use it to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of 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 in general, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.