Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used 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 websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor accesses a webpage, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which display the same content at all times, such actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently lowers the site loading time. The module can be extremely helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use APC with our semi-dedicated hosting plans and activating this framework is performed with a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you don't have any previous experience, you'll be able to use it in order to accelerate your sites. As the cloud internet hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are created is compatible with multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you'll be able to employ. 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 that are different from the ones for the account as a whole, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC has to be enabled or not. This way, one site can use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, whereas another one could use a different accelerator and PHP 5.5.