APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could speed up a database-driven website several times. Each time a PHP web page is opened, the script pulls the website content that needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and then the result is shown to the website visitor. While this is necessary for sites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site which doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows the same content at all times. When the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a user accesses them. Since this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load much quicker. APC is really effective especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your applications regardless of the hosting plan that you choose when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it will boost your Internet sites since it will start caching their code. If you would like to run sites with different system requirements or use different web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file in the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the remaining Internet sites in the account, but also for a certain version of PHP since our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.