Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor opens some web 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 guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites that show the very same content all of the time, such actions trigger unneeded 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 consequently decreases the website loading time. The module can be really effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with any of the website hosting packages that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it will start caching the code of your applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each Internet site can use, or you could have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specific websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.