APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script apps. Dynamic PHP sites keep their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that needs to be shown is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the site visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for every single page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content material, there're a lot of Internet sites that feature the same content on a lot of of their webpages at all times - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant Internet sites, etc. APC is very useful for this kind of sites as it caches the already compiled code and displays it any time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled all over again. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any website a few times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is provided with each shared hosting solution that we offer and you could enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use a different web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.