APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be displayed 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 server for every single page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there are numerous sites that present the same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this kind of Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the cloud web hosting solution that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites because it'll begin caching their program code. If you want to run sites with different system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.