APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content which has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with constantly changing content, it is a waste of processing time and resources for a website that does not change, for instance an informational portal which shows the very same content at all times. When the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user loads them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is very helpful particularly for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

APC is provided with each cloud web hosting package that we offer and you could enable it with just a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your applications. Several minutes later the framework will be working and you'll be able to take advantage of the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven websites. As we offer different versions of PHP that could also be selected from Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform is very flexible, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site and it disrupts APC, you could activate or deactivate the latter for a particular site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.