Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will speed up such an Internet site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user accesses some 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 website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites which show identical content all of the time, such actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently lowers the website loading time. The module could be rather efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are created, so you will be able to employ it irrespective of the package you pick. Activating the module is performed from the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you won't need any skills or earlier experience in order to take full advantage of it. Since you will be able to work with several releases of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to modify the software environment for each and every site which you host in the account if necessary. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what version of PHP this specific Internet site will use and whether APC should be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account as a whole, so you can run different scripts and employ different web accelerators for Internet sites which are in the same account.