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 effective for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such an Internet site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user accesses some page, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites that show identical content at all times, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently lowers the site loading time. The module could be pretty useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting package that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll boost your websites since it'll begin caching their code. In case you need to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use APC with our semi-dedicated server packages and activating the framework is done with a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you will be able to use it to accelerate your Internet sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up supports multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding the scripts and web accelerators you can use. It will take you just a click to allow APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one can use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.