APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, like an informational portal which displays the same content all the time. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load significantly faster. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you can use it for your applications irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you choose when you sign up. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it'll boost your websites because it will start caching their program code. If you need to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain Internet site without affecting the remaining sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.