APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, for example an informational portal that shows the same content at all times. When the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor accesses 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 faster. APC is very useful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, therefore you can use it for your web applications whatever the cloud web hosting plan that you select when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to take care of the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your websites since it'll begin caching their program code. In case you want to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.