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 in a database which is accessed whenever a visitor opens a webpage. The content which needs to be displayed is retrieved and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the site visitor. All these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the server for each page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for websites with regularly changing content material, there are various websites that feature the same content on many of their pages all the time - blogs, info portals, hotel and restaurant sites, etc. APC is quite useful for this type of websites as 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 all over again. This will not only greatly reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any site several times.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting

You can use APC with each web hosting plan that we offer because it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on our platform. You can also decide if all websites working with a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done without difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.