APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites store their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the site visitor. All these actions take some processing time and involve reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page which is opened. While this can't be avoided for Internet sites with constantly changing content, there are numerous Internet sites that have the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant websites, etc. APC is really useful for this kind of websites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it when visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. This will not only lower the server load, but it will also increase the speed of any Internet site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is available with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we offer several releases of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.