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 can boost a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows the same content all the time. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load significantly quicker. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with any of the shared hosting plans that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you will be able to use it to boost your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or several PHP versions 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 in general, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.