APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content within a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which has to be viewed is retrieved 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 require reading and writing on the server for every single page that is loaded. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content material, there are a lot of sites that offer the very same content on many of their webpages constantly - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is quite useful for such websites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any Internet site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the cloud hosting packages that we provide because it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and several minutes later it will begin caching the program code of your software applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations depending on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and pick the version that each site can use, or you can have the same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular websites. You can do this by putting a php.ini file with a line of code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized configuration.