Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a user opens a web page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with Internet sites that show the same content at all times, such actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever 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 repeatedly, that in turn minimizes the site loading time. The module can be rather useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared hosting solution that you pick when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll boost your websites as it will begin caching their program code. If you want to run websites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.