Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor accesses a page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites that display the very same content at all times, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be quite helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC with each shared website hosting plan that we offer since it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is rather flexible, you can run sites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to select if all Internet sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.