APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, for instance an informational portal that displays the same content on a regular basis. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load considerably faster. APC is very helpful particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud hosting plan that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your websites as it'll start caching their program code. In case you want to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you can use it in order to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to 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 releases 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 as a whole, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.