Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a visitor accesses some webpage, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the site visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites that show the exact same content at all times, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn decreases the site loading time. The module could be rather effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created, so you could use it regardless of the package you choose. Enabling the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you will not need any skills or earlier experience to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to use different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll be able to customize the software environment for each and every Internet site you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what release of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run various scripts and use different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.