Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a visitor opens a page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites that display the same content all the time, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn reduces the website loading time. The module can be pretty useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the hosting package that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your sites as it will start caching their code. In case you need to run websites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.