Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user accesses a page, the script links to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites that display the very same content all of the time, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently reduces the site loading time. The module could be extremely useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is available with each cloud hosting
package that we offer and you could enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you will experience the quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we provide different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use another web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is set up on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting
accounts are made, so you could use it whatever the package you pick. Enabling the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to take advantage of it. As you will be able to employ different releases of PHP at once, you'll be able to modify the software environment for each Internet site 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 release of PHP this specific Internet site will use and if 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 use different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.