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 effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses some web page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites that show the same content at all times, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that consequently reduces the website loading time. The module could be rather efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use APC for each and every script application which is run on your new semi-dedicated hosting as the module is pre-installed on the cloud hosting platform where the account will be created. Activating or deactivating APC for the entire account takes a single click from the Hepsia Control Panel, but if necessary, you could use the module only for certain Internet sites. This is possible because of the flexibility of our cloud platform - different versions of PHP run on it concurrently, so with a php.ini file placed in a site folder, you can select what version will be used for this particular site and whether APC needs to be enabled or disabled. Using such a file allows you to use settings that are different from the standard ones for the account, so you can take advantage of APC for a lot of scripts where the module makes a difference and not for others where you may use some other type of web accelerator.