APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal which shows identical content at all times. Once the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load a lot faster. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud web hosting package that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. You can also decide if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you can use it in order to boost 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 regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you just a click to allow 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 that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. This way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.