APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which could boost a database-driven Internet site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content that should be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, then the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for sites with frequently changing content, it's a waste of processing time and resources for an Internet site that does not change, such as an informational portal which shows identical content all the time. As soon as the pages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a user opens them. As this saves the time to collect content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load significantly quicker. APC is very useful especially for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, so you'll be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared web hosting solution that you select when you join us. The module can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel which is used to handle the shared accounts and only a few minutes later it'll boost your websites since it will begin caching their code. If you want to run Internet sites with various system requirements or take advantage of specific web accelerators for any of them, you could customize the software environment by putting a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a particular website without affecting the other websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP as our platform is compatible with multiple versions at the same time.