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 webpage. The content that has to be viewed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the website visitor. These actions need some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page that is opened. While this can't be avoided for websites with regularly changing content, there are various Internet sites which present the same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, and many others. APC is exceptionally useful for this type of websites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, 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 raise the speed of any site a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web apps with all of the shared website hosting plans that we offer since it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Turning it on will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it will start caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is very flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for several releases of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each site can use, or you could have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for particular sites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.