Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a visitor opens some webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the site visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites that display identical content all of the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module can be rather effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the hosting solution that you pick when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your sites as it'll start caching their program code. If you wish to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific 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 at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC for every single script application that is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting since the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be made. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account requires one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for certain Internet sites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - multiple releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can choose what version will be used for this specific Internet site and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file enables you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you could take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can employ another kind of web accelerator.