Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens a webpage, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites which display identical content all of the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently lowers the website loading time. The module could be quite helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll speed up your sites since it'll start caching their code. If you want to run sites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any 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 only for a particular site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.