Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user opens a page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites that show identical content all of the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently reduces the site loading time. The module can be really efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with every single cloud hosting
package that we offer and you can enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll be able to take advantage of the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we offer several releases of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned 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 set up on the amazing cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting
accounts are created, so you could employ it whatever the plan you select. Enabling the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or previous experience to be able to take full advantage of it. As you'll be able to work with several versions of PHP simultaneously, you could customize the software environment for each site you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will allow you to set what release of PHP this specific 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 in general, so you could run different scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for Internet sites that are in the same account.