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 useful for scripts with large source code and can accelerate such a website up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens a page, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites which show the same content all the time, 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 need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn minimizes the Internet site loading time. The module could be quite effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with every single cloud hosting package that we provide because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run websites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on the platform. You can also decide if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.