APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites save their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which has to be viewed 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 involve reading and writing on the server for each and every page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there are various websites which present the exact same content on a lot of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of Internet sites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this decrease the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can use APC with each web hosting package that we provide because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. In addition, you can choose if all sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.