Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user accesses a page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites which show the exact same content all the time, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn lowers the website loading time. The module could be quite useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with all of the web hosting packages that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each website will use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and activating the framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you can use it in order to speed up your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom regarding 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 which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you could set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be allowed or not. This way, one Internet site could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one can use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.