APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal which displays the same content all the time. When the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load significantly faster. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with every single cloud hosting plan that we provide because it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. In addition, you can select if all Internet sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.