APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP websites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that needs to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there're numerous websites which present the very same content on a lot of of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is very useful for such Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can employ APC for your web apps with any of the cloud website hosting packages that we offer because it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your applications. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each Internet site will use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specific Internet sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the customized configuration.