Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses some page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites that show identical content at all times, such actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn decreases the site loading time. The module could be pretty useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You can use APC for your web apps with all of the shared web hosting plans that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it will start caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each site can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specific websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized configuration.