APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which needs to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for every single page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there're numerous Internet sites which feature the exact same content on many of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of sites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with any of the cloud website hosting packages that we provide as it's pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Enabling it will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it will start caching the program code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you could activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each website can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular Internet sites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized setup.