Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens a webpage, the script connects to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites that display the exact same content at all times, such actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently decreases the Internet site loading time. The module could be quite helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can employ APC for your web applications with all of the shared website hosting packages that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each website can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for particular Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use APC for every single script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated server since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for certain websites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - several versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you will be able to select what release will be used for this particular site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you will be able to take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may take advantage of another kind of web accelerator.