APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which can speed up a database-driven site several times. Each time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content which needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for websites with routinely changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, such as an informational portal that displays the same content on a regular basis. As soon as the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a website visitor loads them. Since this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load significantly faster. APC is very effective particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you choose when you register. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will speed up your sites as it'll begin caching their program code. In case you need to run websites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a particular website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.