APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which has to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there are a lot of websites which have the exact same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is very useful for this kind of Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the web hosting plan that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and just several minutes later it'll speed up your websites since it'll begin caching their program code. If you wish to run Internet sites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.