APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, such as an informational portal that shows the exact same content all the time. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load a lot faster. APC is very helpful especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is provided with every single website hosting package that we offer and you could enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll experience the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide several releases of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disturbs APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a selected site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.