APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, such as an informational portal that shows the exact same content all the time. Once the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is really useful particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is available with each shared hosting plan that we offer and you can enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish 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. As we offer several releases of PHP which can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a particular 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 with all of our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you can use it to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.