APC, which is short 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 site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that shows the exact same content all the time. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load much quicker. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is available with each cloud website hosting package that we offer and you could enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we offer different releases of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP in the same account. Our leading-edge cloud hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain 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 for every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for certain sites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to select what version will be used for this specific site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you'll be able to take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you may employ another kind of web accelerator.