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 efficient for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a visitor accesses a page, the script links to a database to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites that display the same content all of the time, such actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn decreases the website loading time. The module can be very useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your sites since it'll start caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to boost your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of 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 will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one can use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.