Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could boost such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a visitor accesses a webpage, the script links to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with Internet sites which show the very same content at all times, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently minimizes the website loading time. The module can be really helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud website hosting package that we offer because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty 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 innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it regardless of the package you pick. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to employ different releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each and every site that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.