Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers which is used to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user opens a webpage, the script hooks up to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled before it's displayed to the guest. If the output code doesn't change however, which is the case with Internet sites that show identical content all the time, these actions trigger excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it each time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not need to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that in turn decreases the website loading time. The module could be quite efficient for informational websites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the cloud website hosting solution that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your websites because it'll start caching their program code. If you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.