APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that displays the exact same content at all times. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load much quicker. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use APC with every single cloud web hosting package that we offer as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out with ease via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.