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 boost such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses some web page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites that display the very same content all the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently decreases the Internet site loading time. The module can be quite helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud hosting package that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your sites because it will start caching their code. In case you need to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server solutions because it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you want to use this module, you can activate it with a single click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional within a couple of minutes. As you may want to use some other web accelerators for selected sites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to customize the software environment in your account. You can activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it just for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based Internet site could work with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website could work without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run websites with various requirements from the very same account.