Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens a page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the site visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which display identical content at all times, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which consequently decreases the site loading time. The module can be quite useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the hosting package that you choose when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites because it'll begin caching their program code. If you wish to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.