APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the site content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays identical content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load much quicker. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the website hosting package that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll speed up your websites as it will begin caching their program code. In case you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is done with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you could use it in order to boost your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will 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 in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.