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. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the content that should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays identical content at all times. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load much quicker. APC is very effective particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to use APC for your web applications with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we offer as it is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform. Enabling it will take only a single click in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with our shared solutions and a few minutes later it'll begin caching the code of your software apps. Our platform is really flexible, so you will be able to use several configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For instance, you can activate APC for a couple of releases of PHP for the whole account and specify the version that each site can use, or you can have the exact same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC just for particular sites. You can do this by placing a php.ini file with a line of code inside the domain or subdomain folder where you require the custom setup.