APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows the same content on a regular basis. When the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very helpful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared hosting package that we provide since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run websites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all websites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are done without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any previous experience, you'll be able to use it in order to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.