APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that does not change, such as an informational portal which shows identical content on a regular basis. When the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load a lot quicker. APC is really useful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single website hosting plan that we offer since it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you can run Internet sites with different requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to decide if all Internet sites using a specific 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 would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.