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 website several times. Every time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal that shows the exact same content at all times. Once the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load significantly faster. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is available with each shared web hosting package that we offer and you could enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we offer different releases of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our advanced cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You’ll be able to use APC for every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for specific Internet sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can select what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another type of web accelerator.