APC, which means 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 web page is opened, the script pulls the site content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal that shows the exact same content on a regular basis. When the web pages for such a 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 code, your website will load much faster. APC is really effective especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is provided with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you could enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we provide several versions of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it irrespective of the package you select. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several releases of PHP at once, you will be able to customize the software environment for each website which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.