APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, which could boost a database-driven site several times. Any time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site which doesn't change, for instance an informational portal which displays identical content all the time. Once the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them each time a user loads them. Since this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load much quicker. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
You can use APC with each and every shared hosting package that we provide as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you just a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is extremely flexible, you will be able to run Internet sites with different system requirements and decide whether they will use APC or not. For example, you can allow APC only for a single version of PHP or you could do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. It's also possible to choose if all Internet sites working with a certain PHP version will use APC or whether the latter will be enabled just for selected websites and not for all websites in the hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful if you intend to employ a different web accelerator for several of your Internet sites. These customizations are performed effortlessly via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.