APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the very same content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load a lot faster. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is available with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you could enable it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we provide different releases of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP in the same account. Our next generation cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a certain site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.