APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, that can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, such as an informational portal that shows the very same content at all times. When the webpages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a website visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the Internet site will load much faster. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to handle the shared accounts and only a couple of minutes later it will boost your sites since it'll begin caching their program code. In case you wish to run websites with various system requirements or employ specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not only for a certain site without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.