APC, which stands 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. Any time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays the very same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load a lot quicker. APC is very useful especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is available with each and every shared hosting package that we offer and you could enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you will be able to take advantage of the faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we offer different versions of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the same account. Our high tech cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use some other web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a selected site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC for every script application that runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for certain websites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to choose what release will be used for this specific site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for your account, so you can take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could use another kind of web accelerator.