APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites save their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that has to be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for every single page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content material, there are many sites that have the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is very useful for this kind of websites as it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is provided with each shared website hosting solution that we offer and you can enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll be able to take advantage of the quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we provide several releases of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP in the very same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform is very adaptable, so if you use a different web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a selected site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.