Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a website visitor opens a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites which show the same content all the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be rather efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites as it will begin caching their code. If you wish to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.