APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content that needs to be shown is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it's delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for every single page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there're various sites which feature the same content on a number of of their pages all the time - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is extremely useful for such websites since it caches the previously compiled code and shows it each time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it will also boost the speed of any website many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared hosting plan that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites as it will begin caching their code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.