APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that displays the same content all the time. Once the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications whatever the shared website hosting package that you select when you sign up. The module can be activated from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites as it'll start caching their code. If you want to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you could use it to boost your websites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several 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 in general, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.