Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a website visitor accesses some webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites which show identical content all of the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, which in turn reduces the Internet site loading time. The module can be extremely effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared website hosting plans that we provide since it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll begin 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 your scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each site will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.