Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could boost such a website up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user accesses some webpage, the script connects to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites that show the exact same content all of the time, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently reduces the website loading time. The module could be quite effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud hosting solution that you pick when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your websites because it will start caching their program code. If you would like to run sites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you'll be able to use it in order to quicken your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one Internet site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.