Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor opens some page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites that display the exact same content all the time, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single website hosting plan that we offer because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is quite flexible, you can run sites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on our platform. In addition, you can decide if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could employ it irrespective of the package you select. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with different releases of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to customize the software environment for each and every site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and use various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.