APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, for example an informational portal that displays the very same content all the time. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user loads them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load significantly quicker. APC is very useful in particular for scripts with large source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with every single cloud web hosting plan that we provide since it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for one release of PHP or you can do this for several of the versions running on our platform. It's also possible to choose if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active only for selected websites and not for all sites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed with ease through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.