APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which needs to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for every single page that is accessed. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content material, there are a lot of websites which have the very same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll boost your sites as it will begin caching their program code. If you need to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.