Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that 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 up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a website visitor accesses some web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites that display 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 each time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module can be rather useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you will experience the faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we offer different releases of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP in the same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You’ll be able to use APC for every single script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes one click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you could use the module only for certain sites. This is possible as a result of the versatility of our cloud platform - several releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can pick what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC should be enabled or disabled. Using such a file enables you to use settings that are different from the ones for your account, so you can take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can take advantage of another kind of web accelerator.