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 speed up such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens some page, the script links to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the site visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with websites which display identical content at all times, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn reduces the site loading time. The module could be very helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with any of the shared website hosting plans that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each Internet site can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific Internet sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.