APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could boost a database-driven site several times. When a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, like an informational portal which shows the exact same content on a regular basis. Once the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is available with each and every shared hosting solution that we offer and you could activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll be able to take advantage of the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we offer several releases of PHP which can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use some other web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you'll be able to use it in order to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one can use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.