APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that can speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that does not change, for example an informational portal which displays identical content all the time. As soon as the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is available with each and every website hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you will experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we offer different versions of PHP that can also be selected from Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform is extremely adaptable, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.