Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a visitor opens a page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites that display the very same content all the time, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn reduces the site loading time. The module can be pretty useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is provided with every single shared web hosting solution that we offer and you can activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide several versions of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our next generation cloud Internet hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it whatever the package you choose. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to be able to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to employ several versions of PHP at the same time, you could modify the software environment for every single Internet site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this particular website 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 can run various scripts and use various web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.