Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and will boost such a site as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens some web page, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with websites that show the exact same content all the time, these actions result in needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it each time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently decreases the site loading time. The module can be rather efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with every single cloud hosting plan that we provide as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run sites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can decide if all websites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.