Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will boost such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor accesses a webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the site visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with Internet sites which display the very same content at all times, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module could be quite effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You will be able to use APC for your web apps with any of the shared hosting
plans that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for particular websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is provided with all semi-dedicated server
solutions as it is pre-installed on the cloud website hosting platform where your account shall be created. In case you want to use this module, you'll be able to activate it with just a single click in your Hepsia Control Panel and it will be fully functional in a couple of minutes. Since you may need to use other web accelerators for selected sites, our state-of-the-art platform will permit you to personalize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some Internet sites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal™
-based Internet site can work with APC employing PHP 5.4 and a WordPress site can work without APC using PHP 5.6. All it takes to do the aforementioned is a php.ini file with a couple of lines in it, so you can run Internet sites with various requirements inside the exact same account.