Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will speed up such an Internet site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a user accesses a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which show the very same content all of the time, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn decreases the site loading time. The module could be pretty useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared hosting package that we offer because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you can run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. You can also select if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You’ll be able to use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account requires a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for certain Internet sites. This is possible on account of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it at the same time, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to pick what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the ones for the account, so you will be able to take full advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you can use some other type of web accelerator.