APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
What exactly does the abbreviation 'APC' signify? Why is the presence of APC within your account essential as far as your PHP-based sites are involved? How to turn on this option?
APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can boost a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the site content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site that does not change, like an informational portal that shows identical content all the time. When the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load considerably faster. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use APC with each cloud web hosting package that we offer since it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. As our system is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For instance, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the versions that run on the platform. You may also select if all Internet sites using a certain PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be active just for selected websites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you wish to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.