Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a website up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a website visitor accesses a webpage, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites which display identical content at all times, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module could be really effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with any of the cloud website hosting packages that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you can activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each website will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific sites. This is done 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 Hosting
You can take advantage of APC with our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating this framework is done with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you don't have any prior experience, you can use it to quicken your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you could use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. In this way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one can use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.