APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, like an informational portal which shows the same content at all times. As soon as the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website 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 a lot quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you pick when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll speed up your websites as it'll start caching their program code. If you wish to run websites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.