Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will speed up such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens a page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites that display the exact same content all 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 a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module can be pretty efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the cloud web hosting packages that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each website will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating the framework is done with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no previous experience, you can use it to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to employ. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which 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 should be enabled or not. In this way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.