APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the content which has to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which does not change, for example an informational portal that shows identical content at all times. When the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user opens them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications whatever the shared hosting package that you select when you join us. The module can be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to maintain the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your sites because it will begin caching their code. In case you want to run websites with various system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.