APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that shows the exact same content on a regular basis. When the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user loads them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load significantly faster. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web apps. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you'll notice the considerably quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we offer different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP within the same account. Our next generation cloud hosting platform is very adaptable, so in case you use another web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a selected site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.