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 useful for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user accesses a web page, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites that show identical content all the time, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn lowers the website loading time. The module can be pretty efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, so you can use it for your web applications whatever the cloud website hosting package that you select when you register. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your sites as it'll begin caching their code. If you would like to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.