APC, which means Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP webpage is opened, the script pulls the content that needs to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with constantly changing content, it's a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website which doesn't change, such as an informational portal which shows the same content on a regular basis. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load considerably faster. APC is very effective in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the web hosting plan that you select when you join us. The module can be activated through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to manage the shared accounts and only several minutes later it'll boost your Internet sites because it'll start caching their program code. In case you would like to run websites with various system requirements or employ different web accelerators for some of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a specific Internet site without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP since our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.