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 useful for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses a page, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites which display identical content all of the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be rather efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer since it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is available with all semi-dedicated server plans because it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you would like to use this module, you will be able to enable it with just a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional in a few minutes. As you may want to use alternative web accelerators for selected Internet sites, our leading-edge platform will enable you to customize the software environment inside your account. You can activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it only for some sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based site can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site 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 could run sites with different requirements from the very same account.