Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a user opens a page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites which display identical content at all times, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be quite effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared hosting plans that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each website will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for specified sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.