APC, which is an acronym 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 website several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content that should 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 websites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the same content all the time. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load much faster. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared website hosting package that we provide as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you can run sites with various system 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 can do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. In addition, you can select if all Internet sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty by using 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 our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any previous experience, you can use it to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.