APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script application, which could speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Each time a PHP page is opened, the script pulls the website content which needs to be shown from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is displayed to the website visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with routinely changing content, it is a total waste of processing time and resources for a site that does not change, for example an informational portal which displays the very same content all the time. As soon as the webpages for such a site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them any time a website visitor opens them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, the website will load a lot quicker. APC is very helpful in particular for scripts with larger source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Hosting
APC is pre-installed on our next generation cloud platform, so you will be able to use it for your web applications irrespective of the shared hosting solution that you pick when you join us. The module can be enabled through the Hepsia internet hosting Control Panel that is used to manage the shared accounts and just a few minutes later it'll boost your websites because it will begin caching their code. If you would like to run Internet sites with various system requirements or use specific web accelerators for any of them, you will be able to customize the software environment by placing a php.ini file inside the preferred domain folder. This way, you could enable or disable APC not only for a certain website without affecting the remaining websites in the account, but also for a particular version of PHP because our platform supports multiple versions at the same time.