APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, like an informational portal which shows the very same content all the time. When the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load much quicker. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

You can use APC with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer because it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. You may also decide if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are performed effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use APC with our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you can use it to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one can use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.