APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites keep their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each and every page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there're numerous sites that present the very same content on many of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for such Internet sites because it caches the already compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website a few times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer since it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is rather flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. You can also decide if all Internet sites using a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.