Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user accesses some page, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with 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 any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be quite useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the web hosting plan that you select when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites as it will start caching their code. If you want to run sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any prior experience, you will be able to use it to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could employ. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one can use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.