APC, which is short for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which can boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the site content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with regularly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site that doesn't change, for instance an informational portal that displays the very same content on a regular basis. As soon as the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load significantly quicker. APC is really effective in particular for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer because it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is quite flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For example, you could activate APC only for one version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. In addition, you can choose if all websites using a given PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected sites and not for all sites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for some of your websites. These customizations are carried out effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.