APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites keep their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are various Internet sites that present the exact same content on a lot of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the website hosting plan that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your websites as it will begin caching their program code. In case you wish to run websites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.