Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user accesses a web page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites which show identical content all of the time, such actions trigger unnecessary 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 have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn lowers the website loading time. The module could be really helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications regardless of the website hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will boost your sites since it'll start caching their code. In case you wish to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it whatever the plan you pick. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each and every Internet site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this website will use and whether APC needs to 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 take advantage of different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.