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 effective for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a user opens some web page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites which display the exact same content all the time, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module can be pretty helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the website hosting package that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your websites since it will begin caching their code. In case you need to run websites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.