Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a user opens a page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites that display the exact same content at all times, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn lowers the site loading time. The module could be extremely useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the hosting plan that you select when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your sites because it will start caching their program code. If you would like to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.