Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can speed up such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a visitor accesses a page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites which display the same content all of the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module can be quite helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the cloud hosting package that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your sites since it'll start caching their program code. If you want to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating this framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any previous experience, you will be able to use it to speed up your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. In this way, one Internet site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.