APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, such as an informational portal that shows the same content all the time. When the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is very helpful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is available with every single cloud website hosting plan that we offer and you could enable it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you would like to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll notice the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we offer different releases of PHP that could also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP in the same account. Our advanced cloud hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use some other web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you could activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a particular site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.