Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will boost such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens some page, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites that display the very same content all the time, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module can be quite efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the website hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites as it will start caching their code. In case you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is set up on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it regardless of the package you select. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to employ several releases of PHP at once, you will be able to modify the software environment for each site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this website will use and if APC needs to 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 various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.