APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites save their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content that needs to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. These actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is accessed. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're many websites that present the exact same content on a number of of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is extremely useful for such sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud website hosting solution that you select when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will boost your sites because it'll begin caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.