APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that needs to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there're a lot of Internet sites which feature the very same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for this kind of websites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we provide because it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you can run websites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. In addition, you can decide if all Internet sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.