APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content that needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there're a lot of websites which feature the exact same content on many of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etcetera. APC is quite useful for this kind of Internet sites since it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we offer because it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is rather flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can activate APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can decide if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are done without difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.