APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that should be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each and every page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are many websites that present the very same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is very useful for such Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only lower the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you can use it for your web applications whatever the hosting solution that you choose when you sign up. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll speed up your sites because it'll begin caching their code. In case you wish to run websites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.