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. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows identical content all the time. Once the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the site will load a lot faster. APC is very efficient especially for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is provided with every single website hosting plan that we offer and you could enable it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you will notice the faster loading speed of your database-driven sites. Since we provide different versions of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you'll even be able to to use APC for scripts which need different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our high tech cloud hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use some other web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a specific site only by using a php.ini file generated in the domain or subdomain folder.