APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites store their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site 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 cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are various Internet sites that feature the exact same content on a number of of their pages constantly - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is quite useful for this type of Internet sites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not need to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any Internet site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single shared website hosting package that we offer as it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for one release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are carried out with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.