APC, which is an acronym 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. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, for example an informational portal which shows identical content all the time. Once the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load considerably quicker. APC is really useful especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your applications irrespective of the cloud web hosting package that you pick when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will boost your sites since it will begin caching their program code. If you need to run websites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain website without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.