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 useful for scripts with large source code and can speed up such a site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a visitor accesses a webpage, the script links to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites which show the very same content all the time, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently reduces the website loading time. The module can be extremely effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll boost your sites as it will start caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.