APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, for example an informational portal that displays the exact same content on a regular basis. When 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 get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load significantly faster. APC is very helpful especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared hosting plan that we provide because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is extremely flexible, you can run websites with various system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. It's also possible to choose if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is done with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you'll be able to use it in order to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.