APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software applications. Dynamic PHP sites hold their content in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a page. The content which should be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the web server for each page which is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with regularly changing content, there're numerous websites which feature the very same content on many of their pages all of the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is very useful for this kind of Internet sites as it caches the previously compiled code and displays it when visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only reduce the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any website many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each shared hosting plan that we provide as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you'll be able to run sites with different requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases running on our platform. It's also possible to choose if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.