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 speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for a site which does not change, for example an informational portal that shows the very same content at all times. As soon as the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user opens them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you can use it for your applications regardless of the cloud website hosting solution that you pick when you register. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites as it will begin caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.