Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor opens a page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with Internet sites which show the same content at all times, such actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently lowers the site loading time. The module could be really effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications regardless of the hosting solution that you select when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your Internet sites because it'll begin caching their code. In case you would like to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.