APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can 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 code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site that doesn't change, for example an informational portal that displays the exact same content all the time. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load considerably faster. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your web applications whatever the cloud website hosting solution that you choose when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your Internet sites as it will start caching their program code. If you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a specific site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.