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 could boost such a website up to 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a visitor accesses some page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites that show identical content all of the time, these actions result in unneeded reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that in turn minimizes the website loading time. The module can be very efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with any of the cloud hosting plans that we provide since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you will be able to 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 very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.