APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which has to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for every single page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there're various sites that have the very same content on a lot of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is extremely useful for this kind of sites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the web hosting plan that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your websites because it'll start caching their code. If you need to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a specific website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.