Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed 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 page, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites which show the very same content at all times, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently lowers the website loading time. The module could be pretty useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is available with every single shared hosting plan that we offer and you can activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll experience the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we provide several versions of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our next generation cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so if you use some other web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating this framework is performed with a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you lack prior experience, you will be able to use it in order to speed up your Internet sites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you only a click to activate APC for one or a couple of PHP versions and by using a php.ini file inside the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you will be able to set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one site may use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one may use some other accelerator and PHP 5.5.