APC (PHP Opcode Cache)
Discover what APC (PHP Opcode Cache) is and how it will affect the PHP performance within your web hosting account.
APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. When a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content which should be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with frequently changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal that shows the exact same content all the time. As soon as the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is really useful particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Website Hosting
You can use APC with every single website hosting package that we provide as it's already installed on our advanced cloud platform and enabling it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide if they will work with APC or not. For example, you can enable APC only for one version of PHP or you can do this for several of the releases running on the platform. In addition, you can select if all Internet sites working with a particular PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled only for selected Internet sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your websites. These customizations are done without any difficulty through a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.