APC, which stands 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 Internet site several times. When a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, for example an informational portal which shows identical content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load much faster. APC is really useful especially for scripts with larger source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use APC with each cloud web hosting plan that we offer as it's already present on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is rather flexible, you'll be able to run sites with different system requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for a single release of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on the platform. It's also possible to decide if all sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all Internet sites in the website hosting account. The last option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are performed effortlessly through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.