Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such a site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a visitor accesses a page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites which show the same content all of the time, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently decreases the website loading time. The module could be very effective for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is available with each cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you can enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer several releases of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.