Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache web servers that is employed to cache the output code of script applications. It is very efficient for scripts with large source code and will speed up such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and each time a website visitor opens some webpage, the script links to a database to get some content, and then the code is parsed and compiled before it is displayed to the website visitor. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites that show the exact same content all the time, these actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the already compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't need to be accessed and the program code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled continuously, which consequently reduces the website loading time. The module could be rather useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared hosting package that we provide as 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. As our platform is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all Internet sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.