APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What does the abbreviation 'APC' imply? Just why is the presence of APC in your account important as far as your PHP-based sites are concerned? How can you turn on this feature?
APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could boost a database-driven website several times. Every time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a website which does not change, such as an informational portal which displays the exact same content on a regular basis. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor loads them. Since 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 really useful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single website hosting package that we offer as it is already present on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our system is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you could enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases running on the platform. You can also decide if all websites working with a given PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the website hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you want to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are carried out without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.