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 useful for scripts with large source code and could boost such an Internet site as much as 3 times. PHP sites are dynamic and any time a website visitor 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 visitor. In case the output code does not change however, which is the case with websites which display identical content all the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled code and delivers it every time visitors browse an Internet site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the code does not need to be parsed and compiled continuously, that consequently lowers the site loading time. The module could be pretty helpful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etc.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC for your web apps with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and choose the version that each website will use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for specific sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code within the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.