APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there're numerous websites which feature the very same content on a number of of their pages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is really useful for such sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only decrease the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer as it's already set up 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 can run sites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on the platform. In addition, you can select if all Internet sites working with a certain 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 when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.