Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user accesses some page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites which display identical content at all times, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module can be very efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting package that you pick when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites because it'll begin caching their program code. In case you need to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC for each script application that 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 requires a click in the Hepsia Control Panel, but if needed, you can use the module only for certain Internet sites. This is possible due to the flexibility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it simultaneously, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you'll be able to choose what release will be used for this particular Internet site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for some scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you can use some other type of web accelerator.