Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a visitor accesses a page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites that show identical content at all times, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module can be rather useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

APC is set up on the innovative cloud Internet hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are made, so you will be able to use it whatever the package you get. Activating the module is performed through the Hepsia Control Panel and takes only a mouse click, so you will not need any skills or previous experience to take advantage of it. As you will be able to use different releases of PHP simultaneously, you will be able to customize the software environment for each and every Internet site which you host in the account if needed. A php.ini file with several lines in it placed in a domain folder will permit you to set what version of PHP this particular Internet site 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 can run various scripts and take advantage of different web accelerators for sites which are in the same account.