APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should 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 involve reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there're various sites that have the very same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for this kind of websites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any Internet site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud hosting package that we offer since it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. You may also decide if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.