Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a visitor accesses a web page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites that display identical content all of the time, such actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that consequently lowers the website loading time. The module can be really efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC for your web apps with any of the cloud website hosting plans that we provide since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and set the version that each site can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server packages as it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account shall be created. If you want to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a couple of minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our cutting-edge platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based website could work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you could run sites with various requirements in the very same account.