APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the very same content all the time. When 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 get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load much faster. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is provided with each and every shared hosting
solution that we offer and you can activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll experience the faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we offer different versions of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you will 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 Hosting
You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting
solutions and activating this framework is done with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any prior experience, you could use it in order to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP versions 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 can set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.