APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it is a waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, such as an informational portal that displays the exact same content all the time. When the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load considerably quicker. APC is really effective particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use APC for your web apps with all of the cloud hosting packages that we provide because it's pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Activating it will take only a mouse click inside the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared plans and several minutes later it'll begin caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is rather flexible, so you'll be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you could activate APC for several releases of PHP for the whole account and choose the version that each website can use, or you can have the very same version of PHP, but enable or disable APC just for specific websites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of program code in the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.