APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays the same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load significantly faster. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and you can activate it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. A few minutes later the framework will be working and you will experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we provide different releases of PHP which could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts that need different versions of PHP in the same account. Our next generation cloud web hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.