APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, for instance an informational portal that displays the exact same content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load much faster. APC is really useful particularly for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting package that we provide because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you can run Internet sites with various system requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for a single version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions running on the platform. You may also choose if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful when you'd like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.