APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that needs to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there are various websites which have the same content on a number of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is really useful for this type of sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with each website hosting package that we offer since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is rather flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. You may also decide if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.