APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there are numerous sites that have the exact same content on a number of of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is quite useful for such websites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
You can use APC with each hosting plan that we offer because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you can run websites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on the platform. You can also decide if all sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.