APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content inside a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All these actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the server for each page that is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are various sites that present the same content on many of their pages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of Internet sites since it caches the previously compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this minimize the server load, but it'll also boost the speed of any site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, which means that you will be able to use it for your applications whatever the hosting plan that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your websites as it will start caching their program code. If you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.