Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers which is used to cache the output code of script applications. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and will accelerate such a site as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a visitor opens a webpage, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, that's the case with sites which display the same content all of the time, these actions result in unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, that consequently lowers the Internet site loading time. The module could be extremely effective for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is available with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you can activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you will be able to take advantage of the faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we provide several releases of PHP which can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP in the same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use another web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.