Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could boost such a site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user opens a webpage, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with sites which display the exact same content all of the time, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently decreases the site loading time. The module could be quite helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared hosting solution that you pick when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll boost your websites because it will start caching their code. In case you wish to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take full advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is done with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you could use it to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP versions, you'll have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you only a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one website can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, and another one may use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.