APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can speed up a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays identical content all the time. When the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load a lot faster. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is provided with each and every shared hosting package that we offer and you can activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we offer different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our high tech cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use another web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter 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 use APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is done with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you can use it to quicken your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one Internet site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.