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 speed up such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses a web page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with websites that show identical content all of the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn lowers the website loading time. The module can be rather effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC with each shared website hosting plan that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you'll be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. You can also decide if all Internet sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is available with all semi-dedicated hosting solutions since it's pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where your account will be created. In case you would like to use this module, you will be able to enable it with a single click from your Hepsia Control Panel and it'll be fully operational in a few minutes. As you may need to use alternative web accelerators for selected websites, our leading-edge platform will allow you to customize the software environment in your account. You'll be able to activate APC for different releases of PHP or use it only for some websites and not for others. For instance, a Drupal-based website can function with APC using PHP 5.4 and a WordPress website can function without APC employing PHP 5.6. What is needed to do that is a php.ini file with a few lines in it, so you will be able to run websites with various requirements in the very same account.