Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a visitor accesses a web page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites that show identical content all of the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module can be quite helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single website hosting package that we provide as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some 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 Hosting
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it regardless of the plan you choose. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use different releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each website you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what version of PHP this Internet site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and take advantage of various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.