APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, that could boost a database-driven website several times. When a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the site content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the code, and the result is displayed to the visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with frequently changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site which does not change, such as an informational portal that displays the exact same content all the time. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to obtain content from the database and to parse and compile the code, the Internet site will load considerably quicker. APC is very useful particularly for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, therefore you'll be able to use it for your web applications whatever the shared web hosting solution that you choose when you join us. The module can be activated from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to take care of the shared accounts and just a couple of minutes later it will boost your sites since it'll start caching their code. In case you need to run sites with different system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for some of them, you can customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. In this way, you can enable or disable APC not just for a particular site 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.