APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. These actions take 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 regularly changing content, there're a lot of Internet sites which feature the very same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is quite useful for this type of websites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached pages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only minimize the server load, but it'll also increase the speed of any website many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your applications whatever the shared web hosting package that you pick when you register. The module can be enabled from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll boost your websites because it'll start caching their program code. If you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.