APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can boost a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a website that does not change, such as an informational portal which shows the same content at all times. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC for your web apps with any of the cloud web hosting packages that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each website can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is done with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you can use it in order to speed up your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to activate 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 that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. In this way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.