Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a visitor opens some page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites which show the very same content all of the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module can be quite effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you can activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your applications. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you'll be able to take advantage of the faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we offer different versions of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our next generation cloud Internet hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take full advantage of APC with all our semi-dedicated server plans and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you lack previous experience, you'll be able to use it in order to accelerate your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are set up is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you'll have freedom with regards to the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. It will take you just a click to enable APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings that are different from the ones for the account in general, you'll be able to set what PHP version will be used and whether APC should be allowed or not. In this way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for example, whereas another one could use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.