APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of websites that present the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is really useful for this type of websites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud website hosting plan that we provide as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all Internet sites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.