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 could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that shows identical content at all times. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load considerably faster. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within 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 all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is done with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you could use it in order to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several 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 in general, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.