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 useful for scripts with large source code and can boost such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a visitor accesses some web page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites that display 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 every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently decreases the website loading time. The module can be rather helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared web hosting package that we provide since it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on our platform. It's also possible to select if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are done effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You’ll be able to use APC for each script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting because the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the whole account takes one click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you can use the module only for specific websites. This is possible on account of the versatility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you'll be able to select what release will be used for this specific website and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file permits you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you could take advantage of APC for many scripts where the module can make a difference and not for others where you may use some other kind of web accelerator.