Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens a page, the script links to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites that show the same content at all times, these actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module could be extremely useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is provided with each cloud web hosting package that we offer and you can enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your applications. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you'll experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we offer several releases of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a selected site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you'll be able to employ it regardless of the package you choose. Enabling 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 advantage of it. As you will be able to employ several releases of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to customize the software environment for each and every website that you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this specific website will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you can run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites that are in the same account.