Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache 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 site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user opens some web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites which display the very same content at all times, these actions result in needless 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 doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn lowers the site loading time. The module can be very efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud hosting solution that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your sites as it'll begin caching their program code. If you need to run sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no prior experience, you could use it to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you only a click to allow 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 that are different from the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one website may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.