APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, for instance an informational portal that shows the same content at all times. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load much quicker. APC is very effective particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud hosting package that we offer as it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our platform is extremely flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you could enable APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.