Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could speed up such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens a webpage, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which display the same content all 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 any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently reduces the website loading time. The module could be pretty helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with each website hosting plan that we provide because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you can run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. You may also choose if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.