APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, that could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the content that has to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, such as an informational portal which shows the very same content on a regular basis. Once the webpages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your website will load a lot faster. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our outstanding cloud platform, which means that you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the shared hosting package that you pick when you sign up. The module can be activated through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and only several minutes later it will boost your Internet sites because it will begin caching their program code. In case you would like to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.