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 efficient for scripts with large source code and will boost such a site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a website visitor accesses some web page, the script hooks up to a database to get 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 Internet sites that display the very same content all the time, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again and again, which in turn lowers the Internet site loading time. The module can be extremely efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use APC for your web applications with any of the cloud hosting packages that we provide since it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take just a mouse click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is quite flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and select the version that each site can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC only for particular websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom configuration.