Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a website visitor accesses some web page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites which display the very same content all of the time, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that consequently reduces the website loading time. The module could be really useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with each and every website hosting package that we provide because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run websites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. You may also choose if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you'll be able to use it regardless of the plan you select. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to use different releases of PHP concurrently, you will be able to customize the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and use different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.