Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor opens some web page, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites that display the very same content all the time, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module could be quite effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
You can use APC with each hosting package that we provide as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. You can also select if all Internet sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.