APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that has to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there're a lot of websites that have the exact same content on a lot of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is really useful for such Internet sites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over 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 Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting package that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. In addition, you can decide if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.