APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows the very same content all the time. Once the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load much quicker. APC is very useful especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you select when you sign up. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will boost your websites since it will begin caching their code. In case you would like to run Internet sites with different system requirements or take advantage of different web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.