APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're many websites that feature the same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for such Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. You can also select if all websites using a particular 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 want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.