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 within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for sites with regularly changing content material, there are numerous websites that offer the same content on many of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for such Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you will be able to take advantage of the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we provide different versions of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our high tech cloud web hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.