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 effective for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user opens a page, the script links to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the guest. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with sites that display the same content at all times, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module can be really helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can use APC for your web applications with any of the web hosting packages that we offer because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you can activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for particular Internet sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.