Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and every time a website visitor opens a web page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites that display the same content at all times, such actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn reduces the site loading time. The module could be extremely efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we offer because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you'll be able to run sites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. You can also choose if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.