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 efficient for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses some webpage, the script connects to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites that show identical content all the time, these 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 website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module can be quite useful for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each shared hosting package that we offer as it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. You can also choose if all websites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.