APC, which is an acronym 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 website several times. When a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which does not change, for example an informational portal that displays identical content at all times. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load considerably quicker. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is provided with each and every hosting package that we offer and you can activate it with only a click through your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your web apps. Several minutes later the framework will be active and you will notice the faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. Since we offer several versions of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to employ APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP inside the same account. Our leading-edge cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any Internet site and it interferes with APC, you will be able to activate or deactivate the latter for a specific site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.