Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and can boost such a website as much as three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a website visitor accesses a web page, the script connects to a database to retrieve some content, after that the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites that show identical content all of the time, such actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn reduces the site loading time. The module can be pretty effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is provided with each hosting plan that we offer and you can enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll be able to take advantage of the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we provide several releases of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use another web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a selected site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.