APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. Any time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that displays the exact same content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load much faster. APC is very effective particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we offer since it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software applications. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you'll be able to use several configurations determined by the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each site can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specific websites. This is done by putting a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you need the custom setup.