APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites store their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which needs to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there are a lot of Internet sites which have the very same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for this type of Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we provide because it's already present 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 extremely flexible, you can run sites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions running on the platform. You can also choose if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.