APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the website content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with routinely changing content, it's a waste of processing time and system resources for an Internet site that doesn't change, like an informational portal that shows identical content on a regular basis. Once the pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor accesses them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the website will load significantly faster. APC is really useful in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, therefore you will be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the hosting plan that you pick when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel which is used to maintain the shared accounts and just several minutes later it will speed up your Internet sites as it will begin caching their program code. In case you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file in the desired domain folder. Thus, you could enable or disable APC not just for a certain Internet site without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform is compatible with multiple versions simultaneously.