APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that has to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. These actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there are a lot of websites that feature the very same content on many of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, and many others. APC is extremely useful for this type of Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the cloud hosting solution that you select when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites because it'll begin caching their program code. If you wish to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific Internet site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.