Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor accesses some web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the guest. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites that show the same content all of the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which in turn minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module can be really efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you choose when you join us. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it'll start caching their code. If you would like to run sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
APC is installed on the amazing cloud hosting platform where all semi-dedicated hosting accounts are made, so you will be able to use it irrespective of the package you pick. Enabling the module is done through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes just a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience in order to take advantage of it. As you'll be able to use several releases of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to customize the software environment for each and every site that you host in the account if required. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will enable you to set what release of PHP this particular website will use and if APC needs 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 take advantage of different web accelerators for websites that are in the same account.