Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can speed up such a website as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a website visitor accesses a webpage, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites that display the very same content all of the time, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, that consequently lowers the site loading time. The module could be rather efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared website hosting packages that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you'll be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each website can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.