Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could boost such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and every time a user accesses a web page, the script connects to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with websites which show the very same content at all times, these actions trigger unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it any time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that in turn lowers the site loading time. The module could be quite useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the web hosting plans that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a couple of minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for several versions of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each website will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.