Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will boost such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor accesses a web page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, and then 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 result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently lowers the website loading time. The module could be rather useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer since it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you can use it to accelerate your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP versions, you will have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one can use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.