Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens some web page, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites which show identical content all the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently minimizes the website loading time. The module can be pretty helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to employ APC for your web applications with any of the shared web hosting packages that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and set the version that each site can use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.