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 useful for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user opens some webpage, the script connects to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites which display the very same content all of the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently reduces the site loading time. The module can be pretty helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications irrespective of the hosting
package that you pick when you register. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites because it'll start caching their code. In case you need to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of 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. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the innovative cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it irrespective of the package you get. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to use several releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll be able to customize the software environment for every single website that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and use different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.