Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor accesses some web page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites that show the very same content all the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be rather efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with every single cloud hosting package that we offer as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run websites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. It's also possible to select if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to use it whatever the package you select. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with different releases of PHP at the same time, you could customize the software environment for each Internet site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC should 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 take advantage of various web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.