Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a user opens a webpage, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites which show the same content all of the time, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module could be pretty useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting plan that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. You can also choose if all websites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease via 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 of our semi-dedicated server packages and activating this framework is done with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you'll be able to use it in order to boost your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP versions, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. In this way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.