APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP websites hold their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each and every page which is loaded. While this can't be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're various Internet sites which present the same content on a number of of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for such Internet sites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only lower the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any Internet site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting package that we offer as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is rather flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. You can also choose if all websites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.