APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which displays identical content at all times. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is very useful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is provided with every single web hosting package that we offer and you can enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you'd like to use it for your web apps. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you will be able to take advantage of the faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we provide several releases of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our high tech cloud Internet hosting platform is very flexible, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a certain site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.