APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're various Internet sites that have the exact same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for this type of sites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website many times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with each web hosting plan that we provide since it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. In addition, you can select if all websites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.