Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and can boost such an Internet site as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user opens a web page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites which show identical content all of the time, such actions result in excessive 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 doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn lowers the website loading time. The module could be very helpful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specified Internet sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom configuration.