APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that can boost a database-driven site several times. When a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the website content that has to be shown 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 is a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the very same content at all times. Once the web pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, your website will load considerably faster. APC is really efficient in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared web hosting package that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to control the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it will speed up your websites because it will start caching their program code. If you wish to run Internet sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for any of them, you can customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the desired domain folder. This way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the other Internet sites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.