APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, like an informational portal that displays identical content all the time. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really helpful especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with each website hosting plan that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is extremely flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for a single release of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. You may also choose if all sites using a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are performed with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.