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 can speed up such a site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a user opens some page, the script hooks up to a database in order to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is shown to the site visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with sites that show the very same content all of the time, such actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it whenever visitors browse a website, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently reduces the Internet site loading time. The module could be rather effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is available with each shared hosting solution that we offer and you can enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we provide different releases of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our next generation cloud hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.