Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens a webpage, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites which show the same content at all times, such actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module can be very useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud website hosting plan that we offer because it is 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 system is really flexible, you can run websites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty by using 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 because it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you wish to use this module, you can enable it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a couple of minutes. Since you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our state-of-the-art platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based Internet site can work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the latter is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you'll be able to run Internet sites with various requirements in the exact same account.