APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for every single page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for sites with constantly changing content material, there are numerous sites that offer the exact same content on many of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared website hosting package that we provide because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run websites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. You can also choose if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are performed without difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.