APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can speed up a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the website content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, like an informational portal that shows the exact same content at all times. When the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is really efficient especially for scripts with larger 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 as it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take just a click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations based on the system requirements of the scripts. For example, you will be able to activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and specify the version that each website can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just 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 require the customized setup.