Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very effective for scripts with large source code and could speed up such an Internet site up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and whenever a user opens a page, the script connects to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, which is the case with sites that display the very same content all the time, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn lowers the website loading time. The module could be extremely efficient for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting

You can use APC for your web applications with any of the shared website hosting packages that we offer because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared plans and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you could activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each Internet site will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.