Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a site up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses a page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the site visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites that display the same content at all times, these actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be really useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you'll be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each website will use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular sites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized setup.