APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, for example an informational portal that shows the exact same content at all times. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user opens them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load much faster. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is available with every single cloud hosting solution that we offer and you can enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you will be able to take advantage of the quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide several versions of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP in the same account. Our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain 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 use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for certain Internet sites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can pick what release will be used for this specific site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for your account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you could take advantage of a different type of web accelerator.