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 effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user opens some webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites which show the very same content all of the time, such actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which in turn minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module can be rather useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the cloud web hosting
packages that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is set up on the state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting
accounts are made, so you'll be able to employ it irrespective of the plan you choose. Activating the module is done from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or prior experience in order to take full advantage of it. As you will be able to employ different versions of PHP simultaneously, you could modify the software environment for each website that you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a few lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular website will use and whether APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over those for the account as a whole, so you could run different scripts and employ various web accelerators for websites which are in the same account.