Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can speed up such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses some webpage, the script connects to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites that display identical content all of the time, such actions trigger needless 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 doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn reduces the website loading time. The module can be really useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the cloud hosting package that you pick when you join us. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your sites because it will begin caching their program code. In case you want to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC for each script application which runs on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is already installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the account takes one click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module just for certain websites. This is possible as a result of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different releases of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a website folder, you can pick what version will be used for this particular website and whether APC has to be enabled or disabled. Employing such a file permits you to use settings which are different from the ones for your account, so you can take full advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module will make a difference and not for others where you can employ another type of web accelerator.