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 efficient for scripts with large source code and can boost such a website up to three times. PHP sites are dynamic and each time a visitor opens some webpage, the script links 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 Internet sites which show identical content all the time, these actions trigger unnecessary reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it every time visitors browse a site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the program code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently decreases the website loading time. The module can be rather useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and many others.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared hosting package that we offer since it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run sites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. It's also possible to choose if all websites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether 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 need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.