APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which has to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the visitor. These actions need 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 Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're numerous sites that feature the very same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you'll experience the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide several releases of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our advanced cloud Internet hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.