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 can speed up such a website as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user opens a page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites which show the very same content all of the time, such actions result in excessive 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 does not need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently decreases the site loading time. The module could be quite helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud web hosting plan that we provide as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are done without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans as it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account will be created. If you want to use this module, you'll be able to enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational within a few minutes. Since you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our outstanding platform will allow you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some websites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you could run Internet sites with different requirements from the very same account.