APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there're numerous websites which have the same content on many of their webpages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is very useful for this type of Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use APC with every single cloud web hosting package that we offer as it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. You can also choose if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.