APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that should be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each and every page which is opened. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are many sites that offer the exact same content on many of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for this kind of websites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need 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 a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can use APC with each and every web hosting package that we offer because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can run sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. You can also select if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.