APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP web 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 visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website that does not change, like an informational portal which shows the exact same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load much faster. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting

APC is provided with each and every shared web hosting solution that we offer and you could enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you will experience the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we provide different versions of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP in the same account. Our high tech cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a selected site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use APC for each script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for specific Internet sites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to select what release will be used for this specific site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may use some other kind of web accelerator.