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 effective for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user accesses a webpage, the script connects to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites that show identical content at all times, these actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled continuously, that consequently lowers the site loading time. The module can be rather useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You'll be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the website hosting plans that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each website can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You’ll be able to use APC for each and every script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be generated. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module just for particular websites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to select what release will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you could take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another type of web accelerator.