Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens some webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites that show the same content all 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 an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be pretty helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can employ APC for your web applications with all of the cloud hosting
packages that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site will 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 code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server
packages and activating this framework is performed with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack prior experience, you'll be able to use it in order to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you just a click to activate 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 which 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. This way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, while another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.