APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that could boost a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays identical content on a regular basis. Once the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load significantly faster. APC is very helpful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is available with each website hosting plan that we offer and you can activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you will notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we offer several releases of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a selected site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you could use it in order to boost your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you just a click to allow 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 different from the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. In this way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.