APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the website content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a site which doesn't change, like an informational portal that displays identical content all the time. Once the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load significantly quicker. APC is really useful especially for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud hosting plan that we provide as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is quite flexible, you'll be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide whether they will work with APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on the platform. You may also decide if all sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are done effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.