Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and can speed up such an Internet site up to 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a website visitor accesses a web page, the script connects to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's shown to the visitor. In case the output code does not change however, that is the case with Internet sites which show the same content all of the time, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that in turn decreases the website loading time. The module could be really useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared web hosting package that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your sites because it will start caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.