Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a user accesses some page, the script links to a database to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with Internet sites that show the exact same content all the time, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn decreases the site loading time. The module can be rather efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every web hosting package that we offer since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. You can also decide if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server solutions because it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you want to use this module, you will be able to activate it with just a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully operational within a few minutes. As you may want to use other web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our outstanding platform will allow you to customize the software environment inside your account. You will be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run sites with different requirements from the very same account.