APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could speed up a database-driven site several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which displays the same content at all times. As soon as the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load significantly faster. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting plan that we provide since it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you will be able to run sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. In addition, you can select if all sites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are done with ease by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.