APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What exactly does the abbreviation 'APC' mean? Why is the presence of APC within your account important as far as your PHP-based sites are involved? How to turn on this option?
APC, or Alternative PHP Cache, is a PHP module which caches the output code of database-driven script applications. Dynamic PHP Internet sites save their content in a database that is accessed whenever a visitor opens a page. The content which should be displayed is gathered and the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being delivered to the visitor. All of these actions need some processing time and require reading and writing on the web server for each and every page which is accessed. While this cannot be avoided for Internet sites with regularly changing content, there are various Internet sites which feature the exact same content on a lot of of their webpages at all times - blogs, informational portals, hotel and restaurant sites, and many others. APC is really useful for this type of websites since it caches the already compiled code and shows it whenever visitors browse the cached webpages, so the code does not have to be parsed and compiled repeatedly. Not only will this reduce the server load, but it will also raise the speed of any website several times.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC with each shared website hosting package that we provide as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is really flexible, you can run websites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on our platform. You may also choose if all Internet sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are done with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.