APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script application, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP web page is accessed, the script pulls the site content which has to be loaded from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a site which doesn't change, like an informational portal that displays identical content at all times. When the web pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a user accesses them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is very effective especially for scripts with massive source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications regardless of the web hosting plan that you select when you register. The module can be activated from the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll speed up your Internet sites since it'll begin caching their code. If you need to run websites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you'll be able to customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you could enable or disable APC not just for a specific Internet site without affecting the other sites in the account, but also for a specific version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions simultaneously.