APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website which doesn't change, like an informational portal that displays the exact same content on a regular basis. Once the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load considerably faster. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is provided with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we provide different releases of PHP which can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use a different web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned 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

You will be able to use APC for every single script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated server because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account requires a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module just for specific sites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can choose what version will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the ones for your account, so you can take full advantage of APC for some scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of some other kind of web accelerator.