Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens some page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with Internet sites which show identical content all of the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module could be rather effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
You can use APC with every single hosting plan that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you can run websites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. In addition, you can decide if all Internet sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you could employ it irrespective of the plan you get. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with different versions of PHP at once, you will be able to customize the software environment for each website which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular 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 take advantage of various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.