Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and could speed up such a website up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a website visitor opens some page, the script links to a database in order to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites that show the very same content all of the time, these actions result in 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 have to be parsed and compiled again and again, that consequently reduces the site loading time. The module could be extremely effective for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared hosting plan that you select when you register. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites since it will start caching their program code. In case you need to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.