Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such a site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user accesses a page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites that display the exact same content all of the time, these actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program 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 again and again, that consequently decreases the site loading time. The module can be pretty useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the shared website hosting plans that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each site will use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom 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 created, so you could employ it whatever the package you pick. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience in order to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to work with several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to modify the software environment for every single website you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC needs to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.