APC, which stands for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a given script app, which can speed up a database-driven Internet site several times. Any time a PHP page is accessed, the script pulls the website content which needs to be displayed from a database, parses and compiles the program code, and the result is shown to the site visitor. While this is necessary for Internet sites with constantly changing content, it's a total waste of processing time and system resources for a site which does not change, for example an informational portal that displays identical content at all times. As soon as the pages for such an Internet site are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them every time a visitor opens them. As this saves the time to get content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load considerably faster. APC is very efficient particularly for scripts with large source code.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to employ APC for your web applications with any of the shared web hosting plans that we provide as it is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform. Activating it will take only a single click inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with our shared solutions and a couple of minutes later it'll start caching the program code of your apps. Our platform is extremely flexible, so you will be able to use different configurations in accordance with the system requirements of your scripts. For example, you can activate APC for a couple of versions of PHP for the entire account and select the version that each website can use, or you could have the very same version of PHP, but activate or deactivate APC only for specific websites. This is done by placing a php.ini file with a line of code within the domain or subdomain folder where you need the customized configuration.