APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal which displays identical content all the time. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load a lot quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is available with every single cloud web hosting solution that we offer and you could enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web applications. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we provide different versions of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our leading-edge cloud hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use another web accelerator for any website and it disrupts APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a selected site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.