APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could boost a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays the exact same content at all times. As soon as the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load a lot faster. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
You can use APC with every single web hosting plan that we provide because it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you'll be able to run websites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could allow APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on the platform. You may also choose if all websites using a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be active only for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you would like to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are done without any difficulty by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.