Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will boost such a site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens some web page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, and 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's the case with Internet sites which display identical content all of the time, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module can be extremely effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC for your web apps with any of the cloud hosting plans that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is very 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 releases of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each Internet site can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified Internet sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.