Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can boost such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor opens some page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites that show the same content at all times, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently decreases the site loading time. The module can be extremely efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting plan that we provide as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. It's also possible to select if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are performed with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server plans and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you could use it to boost your sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made is compatible with multiple PHP versions, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to enable APC for one or several PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be allowed or not. In this way, one site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one can use another accelerator and PHP 5.5.