Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a user accesses a web page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites that display the very same content at all times, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently decreases the Internet site loading time. The module can be rather helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with every single cloud hosting solution that we offer and you can activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we provide several versions of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you'll 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
You can use APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and activating the framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack previous experience, you will be able to use it to speed up your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you can employ. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are not the same as the ones for the account as a whole, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, and another one could use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.