APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which does not change, for instance an informational portal that displays identical content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load a lot faster. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting

APC is provided with each and every hosting solution that we offer and you could enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you'll experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we offer several versions of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our high tech cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific 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 every single script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for specific websites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to select what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you could employ some other type of web accelerator.