APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Learn what the acronym ‘APC’ stands for, what exactly APC is capable of PHP overall performance-wise and how to enable it for your account.
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 effective for scripts with large source code and can speed up such a website as much as 3 times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a visitor opens some web page, the script connects to a database in order to get some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being displayed to the guest. In case the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with sites which display the exact same content all of the time, these actions result in needless 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 doesn't need to be accessed and the program code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly, which consequently decreases the site loading time. The module can be quite useful for informational sites, blogs, portfolios, and so on.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your Internet sites since it'll begin caching their code. In case you need to run sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.