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 effective for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user accesses some page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites which show the very same content all of the time, such actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module can be really effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud web hosting
package that we offer since it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is quite flexible, you can run websites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. You can also choose if all Internet sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet 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 Servers
APC is installed on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server
accounts are made, so you could employ it regardless of the package you pick. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to use different releases of PHP at the same time, you could modify the software environment for each website which you host in the account if necessary. 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 specific website will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run various scripts and employ various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.