APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a website that does not change, for example an informational portal which displays the same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is very useful especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud web hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites since it'll begin caching their program code. In case you want to run sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you will be able to use it to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP releases 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 as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be enabled or not. In this way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.