APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for each page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for sites with constantly changing content material, there're many websites that have the very same content on many of their pages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of websites because it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer since it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on the platform. It's also possible to choose if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.