APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which does not change, like an informational portal which displays the same content all the time. As soon as the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load much faster. APC is really useful especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting

You can use APC with each and every cloud hosting plan that we provide since it's already set up on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you can run websites with various system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can allow APC only for one release of PHP or you could do this for several of the versions that run on our platform. You can also decide if all Internet sites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected websites and not for all Internet sites in the hosting account. The last option is useful if you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly by using a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.