Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a visitor opens a web page, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with Internet sites that show the same content at all times, such actions trigger 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 does not have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module can be really efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the website hosting
plans that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the code of your applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specified websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the amazing cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are made, so you will be able to use it regardless of the package you select. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to use several releases of PHP at the same time, you could customize the software environment for each site you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with a few 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 needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.