APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, for example an informational portal that shows identical content all the time. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user loads them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load significantly quicker. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we provide because it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you can run websites with various system requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For instance, you could allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do this for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all websites using a specific PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.