APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which does not change, like an informational portal that shows the exact same content all the time. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user opens them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is really helpful in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
APC is provided with every single website hosting package that we offer and you could activate it with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you wish to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be active and you'll notice the faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we provide several versions of PHP which could also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to use APC for scripts that require different versions of PHP within the very same account. Our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform is extremely flexible, so if you use an alternative web accelerator for any Internet site 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 created in the domain or subdomain folder.