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 efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a user opens some web page, the script connects to a database to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites that display identical content all of the time, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be pretty effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the web hosting package that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your sites since it'll start caching their program code. If you need to run sites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.