Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can speed up such a site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a visitor opens a web page, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with websites which display the same content all of the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which in turn decreases the site loading time. The module can be pretty efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the cloud web hosting packages that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it will begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specified Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.