APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, for instance an informational portal that displays the same content all the time. When the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load much quicker. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud website hosting package that we provide as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. You can also decide if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating the framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you can use it to quicken your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you just 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 release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.