Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a visitor opens a web page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites that show the very same content at all times, such actions result in needless 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 doesn't have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be very useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC for your web applications with all of the shared hosting plans that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you can activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and pick the version that each site can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers
APC is set up on the amazing cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to use it whatever the plan you select. Activating the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a click, so you won't need any skills or prior experience to be able to take advantage of it. Since you'll be able to employ several versions of PHP at the same time, you will be able to customize the software environment for each site that you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with a couple of lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this specific site will use and if APC has to be on or off for it. These settings will have priority over the ones for the account in general, so you could run various scripts and employ different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.