Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such a site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor opens some web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites that display the same content at all times, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn decreases the website loading time. The module can be pretty efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications irrespective of the cloud hosting solution that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your websites because it'll start caching their code. If you need to run websites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have no prior experience, you can use it in order to boost your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which 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 has to be allowed or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one may use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.