APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP websites save their content inside a database which is accessed whenever a visitor loads a webpage. The content which has to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and include reading and writing on the server for each page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for websites with constantly changing content, there're many Internet sites which feature the same content on a number of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is exceptionally useful for such Internet sites because it caches the previously compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code doesn't need to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site many times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is available with each shared hosting plan that we offer and you can enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your applications. A few minutes later the framework will be active and you'll experience the quicker loading speed of your database-driven sites. As we offer different releases of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform is very adaptable, so in case you use another web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.