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 effective for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens a page, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites which show the very same content all the time, such actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn lowers the site loading time. The module could be really efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
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 applications irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites because it'll start caching their code. If you want to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.