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 could boost such a site up to three times. PHP websites are dynamic and whenever a user accesses some webpage, the script hooks up to a database to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the website visitor. If the output code does not change however, that's the case with websites that display identical content all the time, such actions result in excessive reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled code and delivers it any time visitors browse a site, so the database does not have to be accessed and the program code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which in turn reduces the Internet site loading time. The module can be rather efficient for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud website hosting package that we provide because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.