Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such a website up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor opens some web page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites that display the exact same content all the time, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
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 present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run websites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on the platform. It's also possible to select if all Internet sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans because it's pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you'd like to use this module, you will be able to activate it with a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a few minutes. Since you may need to use some other web accelerators for selected websites, our leading-edge platform will permit you to customize the software environment inside your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For example, a Drupal-based website can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site could work without APC using PHP 5.6. What is needed to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run Internet sites with different requirements in the same account.