Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor opens some webpage, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites which display the same content at all times, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be pretty efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud website hosting package that we provide since it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. You may also select if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you'll be able to use it irrespective of the package you choose. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience in order to take advantage of it. As you will be able to work with different releases of PHP at the same time, you will be able to customize the software environment for every single website which you host in the account if needed. 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 site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and use different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.