Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can boost such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a visitor accesses some webpage, the script links to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites which display identical 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 whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn decreases the website loading time. The module can be really effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you choose when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will speed up your websites as it will start caching their program code. In case you wish to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server solutions as it is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. If you wish to use this module, you can enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully functional within a few minutes. As you may need to use other web accelerators for selected websites, our state-of-the-art platform will permit you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different versions of PHP or use it just for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based website can function with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you'll be able to run sites with different requirements from the same account.