APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each and every page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are various websites that feature the very same content on many of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is quite useful for this type of websites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only lower the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any website a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run sites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. You can also choose if all Internet sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all Internet sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.