APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can boost a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, for example an informational portal that shows the very same content all the time. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to obtain 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 larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

APC is available with every single shared website hosting package that we offer and you can activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you will notice the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer several versions of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our high tech cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a selected 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 available with all semi-dedicated server packages since it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you would like to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may need to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our advanced platform will enable you to customize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with several lines in it, so you'll be able to run Internet sites with different requirements in the very same account.