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 efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses a web page, the script links to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with Internet sites that show the exact same content all of the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be rather efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with any of the shared web hosting plans that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each site can use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for particular websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is installed on the innovative cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you could use it whatever the plan you get. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. As you will be able to work with different versions of PHP at once, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each and every Internet site which you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular Internet site will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.