APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the website content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and resources for a website that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays the same content at all times. Once the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load a lot quicker. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is provided with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your web applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the quicker loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we offer different releases of PHP which can also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our advanced cloud hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.