APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're many sites that feature the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for this type of sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is available with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you could enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you will experience the quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer several versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use a different web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a particular site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.