APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites save their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each and every page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there're many sites that feature the exact same content on many of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is very useful for such Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only decrease the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we offer since it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on our platform. You can also select if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are done without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.