Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will speed up such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a user accesses some page, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites that show the exact same content all the time, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which consequently decreases the site loading time. The module could be quite effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the web hosting solution that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your Internet sites because it will begin caching their code. If you wish to run websites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.