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 useful for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a website as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user accesses a webpage, the script hooks up to a database in order to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites which show the same content all of the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse a website, so the database does not need to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently minimizes the website loading time. The module could be quite helpful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you can use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting package that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your websites as it will begin caching their program code. If you wish to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.