APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Learn what the phrase ‘APC’ is short for, exactly what APC is capable of doing PHP effectiveness-wise and approaches to enable it for your account.
APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module that caches the output code of database-driven script software apps. Dynamic PHP websites save their content within a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content that should be viewed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled before it is delivered to the website visitor. All of these actions take some processing time and require reading and writing on the hosting server for each and every page that is loaded. While this cannot be avoided for sites with constantly changing content, there're a lot of Internet sites which present the exact same content on a number of of their webpages all of the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etcetera. APC is exceptionally useful for this kind of websites because it caches the already compiled code and shows it every time visitors browse the cached pages, so the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled again. Not only will this lower the server load, but it'll also raise the speed of any site several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the web hosting
package that you choose when you register. The module can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will speed up your websites since it will start caching their code. If you want to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a particular site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.