Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user accesses some webpage, the script links to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, that is the case with websites which display the 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 whenever visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that consequently minimizes the site loading time. The module can be rather helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the cloud website hosting
package that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will speed up your websites because it'll begin caching their program code. In case you would like to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.