APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website which doesn't change, like an informational portal which displays the very same content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is provided with each cloud web hosting package 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 apps. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will experience the faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. Since we provide different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our leading-edge cloud hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use another web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.