APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that does not change, for example an informational portal which shows the very same content all the time. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor loads them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting

APC is provided with every single shared hosting package that we offer and you could activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you will experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we offer several releases of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our advanced cloud hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so if you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site 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 Servers

APC is set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it whatever the plan you get. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to use several releases of PHP at the same time, you could modify the software environment for each website that you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this specific website will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.